Sightings – August 2010

August 25th 2010

Sightings – August 2010

Single White-tailed Eagle at Loch Assynt 3rd August (Derek Spenser)

28 Black-throated Divers in Clachtoll Bay 3rd August (reported by visitor)

Single Long-eared Owl in garden at Stoer 6th August (Claire Belshaw)

Six Manx Shearwaters in Enard Bay 8th August (Tina Lloyd-Jenkins)

50-60 Common Dolphins off Clachtoll 8th August (reported by visitor)

80 Common Gulls at Clachtoll 15th August (Andy Summers)

Single Minke Whale off Clachtoll 11th August (reported by visitor)

Solitary Bees at Clachtoll make their first appearance of the year 15th August (Andy Summers)

Meadow grasshoppers at Pollan 15th August (Andy Summers)

Pine marten with young at Eas Brachaidh 17th August (Tina LLoyd-Jenkins)

Five Minke whales off Stoer lighthouse 18th August (reported by visitor)

Single Stoat at Inchnadamph 18th august (Andy Summers)

Very white Common Buzzard at Culkein Stoer 18th August (Maisie Macleod)

60 Twite at at Culkein Stoer 19th August (Andy Summers)

Five Harbour Porpoise off Clachtoll 22nd August (reported)

Three Juvenile Goldfinches at Nedd 24th August (Ian Evans)

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Recent Sightings

Red Admiral

Three butterflies on car, Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (17/10)

Common Dolphin

50+ animals off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (17/10)

Common Darter

Single dragonfly, Culag Woods (DAH) (17/10)

Tree Creeper

Two birds in tree, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford) (17/10)

Fieldfare

Three birds, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford) (17/10)

Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Common Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum), 53 fruiting bodies of this fungus in four adjacent, but distinct clumps Achmelvich road (DAH). Although carrying the name 'common' this puffball is not very common in Assynt. Photo Gallery - Fungi (15/10)

Goosander

Single male in eclipse plumage briefly on Lochan an Iasgaich, opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (15/10)

Dipper

Two birds on Lochan an Iasgaich opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (15/10)

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