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


Single bird hunting near Calda House, Loch Assynt (DAH) (11/01)


30+ birds, Elphin (DAH) (11/01)


Single bird in birch woodland, Torbreck (Michael Rochester) (10/01)

Pied Wagtail

Single male bird feeding along strand line, Bay of Culkein (DAH). This is a very early record for this species. Last year the first record was 1st February, and that was early. (09/01)


Ten birds feeding in beached seaweed, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (09/01)

Barnacle Goose

33 birds feeding on croft, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (09/01)


Single bird hunting, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (09/01)


Seven birds, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (09/01)