Sightings for May 2010

May 17th 2010

pair Shelduck flying past lighthouse 2nd May (Andy Summers)

2 Minke Whale at Stoer lighthouse 2nd May (reported)

Basking Shark at Raffin 2nd May (Andy Summers)

Eight Whimbrel at Clachtoll 2nd May (andy Summers)

Female Common Scoter Lochinver bay 6th May (David and Avril Haines)

Grasshopper Warbler singing behind Visitor Centre, Lochinver 6th May (Roz Summers)

Mallard with nine tiny chicks at Clachtoll 9th May (Andy Summers)

Stoat takes sparrow chicks from nest at Clachtoll 9th May (Andy Summers)

Green Tiger Beetle at Inverkirkaig 9th May (Roz Summers)

Black Stork at Loch Borralan 11th May (Bertie Wycherley)

4 Killer Whales and youing one reported from Durness 13th May (Donald Mitchell)

Osprey taking bog fish loch Veyatie 17th may (Julie-Ann MacLeod)

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Recent Sightings

Adder

single female sunning herself on Little Assynt All-Abilities Path (DAH) (01/07)

Common Blue damselfly

20+ along one stretch of Little Assynt All-Abilities Path (DAH) (01/07)

Common Darter dragonfly

6+ along one stretch of Little Assynt All-Abilities Path (DAH) (01/07)

Common Dolphin

16+ animals off Raffin (DAH/Charlotte Newell) (29/06)

Arctic Skua

two pale morph birds off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (29/06)

Black-throated Diver

single adult bird, Loch na Bruthaich (DAH). This is a non-breeding loch for this species so it will have flown here from its breeding loch for a bit of RnR! (29/06)

Six-Spot Burnett moth

two in old quarry near Little Assynt (Cheryl Smith) (28/06)

Red-throated Diver

two adult birds, Loch Inver (DAH) (27/06)

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