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

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)

Lapwing

Four birds displaying near Clachtoll Broch (DAH) (17/04)

Lesser Redpoll

Two birds feeding on niger seed, Torbreck garden (J. Wright) (17/04)

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