Some moths from May 2010

July 11th 2010

May in Assynt can sometimes be a great month for moths especially large day flying moths like the fox moth and northern eggar.

Fox Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May
Fox Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May
Poplar Hawk Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May 2010
Poplar Hawk Moth taken by Fiona Phipps at Clachtoll 19th May 2010

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Recent Sightings

Great Northern Diver

four birds, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (19/02)

Harbour Porpoise

two animals off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (13/02)

Redshank

three birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (13/02)

Curlew

15 birds flying between Stoer and Clachtoll (DAH) (13/02)

Pygmy Shrew - skull in owl pellet

skull of Pygmy Shrew, along with those of two Field Voles, found after examination of probable Tawny Owl pellet, Clachtoll Peat Track, Creag Clais nan Cruineachd (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (13/02)

Otter

single animal in Loch Inver opposite Spar shop (Ian and Jane Young) (12/02)

Barn Owl

single bird near Loch an Ordain, Clachtoll (Yates family) (12/02)

Stoat

single animals in Achnacarnin (Pam Mackenzie) and Raffin (Hilary Richardson) (11/02)

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