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

Sparrowhawk

Male making display flight in Culag Woods (AS) (21/04)

Chiffchaff

Singing male in the Culag Woods (AS) (21/04)

Fieldfare

Single bird, Badnaban (Dave Bird) (20/04)

Eider

Six pairs of birds, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/04)

Common Sandpiper

Two birds near jetty, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/04)

Red-throated Diver

Two birds calling on Loch Drumbeg (Corinne France) (17/04)

Willow Warbler

At least two birds in and around Lochinver garden (Jane Young) (17/04)

Golden Plover

20 birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (17/04)

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