Sightings – October 2009

March 10th 2010

Sightings – October 2009 (as reported at Field Club indoor meeting)

2 Sanderling at Stoer 28th september (Howard Grey)

Barn owl at strathan 16th October (Clarinda Chant)

Female Blackcap at stoer 16th October (Howard Grey)

female Blackcap at Balchladich 16th October (Gordon Sleight)

2 House Marten at Lochinver harbour 3rd October (Morganna)

Black-tailed Godwit at Culkein 23 September (Doug Mainland)

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Recent Sightings

Manx Shearwater

27 birds off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (16/06)

Harbour Porpoise

Mother and calf off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Small Magpie moth (Anania hortulata)

Single moth in garden, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). This is only the second ever record of this micro-moth in the West Sutherland recording area, VC108. The first record was on 1st June this year in the garden of the County Moth Recorder in Melvich on the north coast. However, this does make it the first ever record for Assynt. Photo Gallery - Moths. (14/06)

Golden Plover

Eight birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (13/06)

Peregrine

Single bird flying over garden, Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly, Nedd (Stefan Taylor) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly recently emerged at Glen Leraig (AS) (11/06)

Barn Owl

Single bird hunting over croft land, near Stoer primary school (Jane Livingstone) (11/06)

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