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

White-tailed Eagle

Single bird over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH).  Possibly same bird seen over Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson) (14/08)

Red-throated Diver

Seven adult birds Clashnessie Bay and three Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (14/08)

Marsh Harrier

Juvenile bird quartering ground, Raffin area (DAH) (14/08)


Adult female with juvenile, Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson) (14/08)

Red-throated Diver

Four adult birds, Clashnessie Bay (Anne Nicol) (13/08)


At least two birds calling but flying unseen in low mist over Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (13/08)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Single adult bird, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (13/08)

Harbour Porpoise

Three animals off Clachtoll Broch (DAH) (13/08)