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


Single bird hovering between road and waterfall, Clashnessie (Neil McCrimmon) (26/11)

Fieldfare and Redwing

A mixed flock of c30 fieldfare and c10 redwing in tall aspens, Nedd (Ian Evans). Mixed flock of 200+ birds over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (23/11)


Single bird by River Inver, Brackloch (Carol Langford) (22/11)


Single hen bird in back garden, Nedd (Ian Evans).  Rarely seen in this part of Assynt (21/11)

Great Northern Diver

Single bird, Bay of Stoer (John Gilbertson) (21/11)

Redwing and Fieldfare

c80 birds in a mixed flock flying over the B869 by Rhicarn (Richard Chappell and Ennis Jones) (20/11)


Single bird in tree overhanging river Inver, Little Assynt (Richard Chappell and Ennis Jones) (20/11)


Single bird hovering by roadside, Inchnadamph (Richard Chappell and Ennis Jones) (20/11)