Sightings – November 2010

November 19th 2010

Sightings – November 2010

Otter with 3 young, Lochinver bay 3rd November (Alex MacDonald)

Eight Tufted Ducks, Loch Awe 4th November (Andy Summers)

Single Male Brambling at Clachtoll 7th November (Andy Summers)

Single Goldeneye at Loch Ailsh 7th November (Doug Mainland). First bird of the winter.

Single Barn Owl at Clashnessie 12th November (Vanessa Ling)

Single 1st-winter Whooper Swan at Inverkirkaig 13th November (Alex Dickson). This bird had been injured by swallowing a length of discarded fishing line with a hook attached. The fishing line was removed but the hook had been swallowed.

Single Merlin near Loch Assynt Lodge 15th November (Duncan MacDonald)

Single Otter near Stoer telephone box 18th November (Scott Taylor)

Single male Blackcap at Lochend, Stoer 17-19th November (Jeff Parker-Eaton)

Woodcock a large wave of these birds seems to have arrived. They can typically be seen at the side of the roads during darkness. Reported 20th November (Roz Summers)

Four Scarce Umber Moths at light, Nedd, 21st November (Pat & Ian Evans)

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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)


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)