Sightings for April 2010

May 17th 2010

Greenshank Loch Crocach 2nd April (D.Mollison)

2 Black-throated Divers on Loch Awe 3rd April (Andy Summers)

First Honey Bee at Clachtoll 4th April (Andy Summers)

300+ Pink Footed Geese flying overhead 7th April (Andy Summers)

First Common Carder Bumblebee at Clachtoll 10th April (Andy Summers)

Single Killer Whale at Stoer Lighthouse 11th April (reported)

White-tailed Sea Eagle Stoer Lighthouse 11th April (reported)

First Common Sandpiper Badnaban 11th April (Gwen Richards)

11 Peacock Butterflies at Duartbeg 11th April (Howard Grey)

Single Mink seen at Loch a Mhuillin, Duartbeg 11th April (Howard Grey)

First Willow Warbler Culag woods 12th April (andy Summers)

First Arctic Terns at Clachtoll 13th april (Andy Summers)

First Swallow at Lochinver 13th April (Andy Summers)

Peregrine at Torbreck 13th April (Angus D) 

Pair Goosanders on River Inver 14th April (Doug Mainland)

Magpie at Raffin 13th April (Gary Smith)

Slavonian Grebe has been in Lochinver bay for several days but has a broken wing 16th April (Stuart McCLelland)

Single Black Grouse lekking at Ledmore junction 16th April (Jane Voy)

Pair Wigeon seen around Clachtoll for whole week 18th April (Howard Grey)

First Assynt Cuckoo singing at Ardroe 19th April (Claire Belshaw)

Great-Northern Diver Nedd Loch 20th April (Ian Evans)

Stoat in garden Clachtoll 24th April (Fiona Phipps)

2 Harbour Porpoise at Clachtoll 24th April (Calire Belshaw)

Grasshopper Warbler singing Balchaldich 25th April (Claire Belshaw)

5 Brent Geese Culkein Stoer 26th April (Tina LLoyd-Jenkins)

Osprey feeding on Cam Loch 30th April (Andy Summers)

Redwing at Inchnadamph 14 April (Gordon Sleight)

Three Snow Buntings on the slopes of Quinag 4th April 2010 (Gwen Richards)

Lapwings at Inverkirkaig and Badnaban (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins)

Shelduck at Loch Duart, Nedd 4th April 2010 (Clarinda Chant).

Waxwing at Inverkirkaig 19th March (Gita Erram)

Male and female Great-spotted woodpeckers in garden at Baddidarach 10th April (Mark and Jan Snowden).

Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming in Culag wood near the Mission 11th April and at Glac Mor (Gwen Richards).

White-tailed Sea Eagle with white wing tag at Elphin 30th March (Robert Kinnaird)

First Chiffchaff heard singing at Duartbeg 9th April 2010 (Rona Burton).

Black-throated divers calling from Loch Drumbeg 15th April (Howard Grey)

First Wheatear 23rd March Balchladich (Robert Kinnaird).

First Black-headed Gull Loch an Aigel, Clachtoll 22nd March (Andy Summers).

Egg shell of Collard Dove at Torbreck 26th March (Gwen Richards)

Male Hen Harrier at Elphin 30th March (Robert Kinnaird)

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Recent Sightings


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

Yellow-browed Warbler

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


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)


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)