Sightings – October 2010

October 13th 2010

Sightings – October 2010

Single Otter at Culkein Stoer 2nd October (Simon MacLeod)

Two Peacock butterflies at Clachtoll 2nd October (Andy Summers)

80-100 Ringed Plover, two Black-tailed Godwit, a single Knot and a Wigeon at Culkein Stoer 5th October (Jean and Ian Forbes)

Single Whooper Swan at Loch na Claise 10th October (Doug Mainland)

20 Redwings at Stoer 10th October (Howard Grey)

65 Golden Plover at Stoer 10th October (Howard Grey)

Single Pine Marten Loch Assynt side 11th October (reported)

Single White-tailed Eagle at Inchnadamph 11th October (Peter Macgregor)

Red Admiral Butterflies at Clachtoll 13th October (Andy Summers)

Single Peregrine taking goose at Ardbhair 13th October (Becky Garvie)

Single male Blackcap in garden at Balchladich 14th October (Gordon Sleight)

Two leucistic Chaffinches at Inchnadamph 19th October (Helen Morrison)

Single Stoat at Inverkirkaig 19th october (Lesley Thomas)

15 Whooper Swans flying over Inverkirkaig 19th October (Lesley Thomas)

Further recent dead Greenfinches at Cathair Dubh 19th October (Roger Glover) and Achmelvich 25th October (Doug Mainland) implies the Trichomonas parastite is still around.

16 Whooper Swans at Adbhair 21st October (Becky Garvie)

20+ Waxwings at Cathair Dubh, Clachtoll 24th October (Roger Glover)

10 Waxwings at Inver park, Lochinver 26th October (Andy Summers)

Single Waxwing at Nedd 31st October (Ian Evans)

Eight Waxwings at Lochend, Stoer 31st October (Jeff Parker-Eaton)

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Recent Sightings

Manx Shearwater

27 birds off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (16/06)

Harbour Porpoise

Mother and calf off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Small Magpie moth (Anania hortulata)

Single moth in garden, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). This is only the second ever record of this micro moth in the West Sutherland recording area, VC108. The first record was on 1st June this year in the garden of the County Moth Recorder in Melvich on the north coast. However, this does make it the first ever record for Assynt. Photo Gallery - Moths. (14/06)

Golden Plover

Eight birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (13/06)

Peregrine

Single bird flying over garden, Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly, Nedd (Stefan Taylor) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly recently emerged at Glen Leraig (AS) (11/06)

Barn Owl

Single bird hunting over croft land, near Stoer primary school (Jane Livingstone) (11/06)

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