Sightings for January 2010

March 10th 2010

10 Long-tailed Tits at Badnaban 18th January (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins).

Great-spotted Woodpecker at Badnaban 18th January (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins).

10 Long-tailed Tits also atLochinver Post Office 11th January.

Single Goldcrest Strathan 20th January (Clarinda Chant).

Blackcap at Inverkirkaig 6th December 2009.

Barn Owl at Cathair Dubh, near Clachtoll, 13th January (Roger and Sandy Glover).

2 Moorhen at School House Strathan, 14th January (Don Campbell).

5 Moorhen at Loch an Aigel, Stoer, 18th January (Andy Summers).

1Moorhen at Tigh Bhan, Balchladich, 17th January (Gwen Richards).

Tracks of large cat seen at Raffin 17th January (Maureen Shannon).

Single Lapwing near Loch na Claise, Clashmore, 17th January (Gordon Sleight).

Tawny Owl at Balchladich 19th January (Sharon Bartram). 

Reed Bunting in garden at Achnacarnin 7th January (Pam MacKenzie).

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Recent Sightings

Blackcap

single male bird in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (30/09)

Yellow-browed Warbler

single bird in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (30/09)

Slow-worm

single reptile spotted on Baddidarach to Achmelvich path (Ballal Mirza) (29/09)

Brent Goose

single light-bellied bird on rock in Clashnessie Bay (DAH). This bird had two coloured leg rings and we are trying to establish its history. Update 30-9-20 - we have heard back from the Irish Brent Goose Ringing Group and this bird was ringed as a juvenile in South Dublin in December 2019. (29/09)

Little Grebe

three birds, Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH) (29/09)

Sparrowhawk

single bird, probably juvenile, in 'dogfight' with Hooded Crow for over 10 minutes (Gwen Richards and Ian M. Evans) (29/09)

Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare)

single plant in fenced ground, Culkein Stoer (Ian M. Evans and Gwen Richards). First record of this plant in Assynt since 2006 (29/09)

Bar-tailed Godwit

single bird Bay of Culkein (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (29/09)

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