Sightings for January 2011

January 25th 2011

17 Curlew at Clachtoll 2nd January (Andy Summers)

2 Barnacle Geese at Culkein Stoer 2nd January (Andy Summers)

9 dead frogs in garden pond at Clachtoll 3rd January (Andy Summers)

White Stoat at Culkein Stoer 7th January (Mr and Mrs MacLennan)

1 Barnacle Gooose at Culkein Stoer 9th January (David Haines)

1 Slavonian Grebe in Lochinver bay 13th January (Andy Summers)

1 Merlin on slopes of Quinag 16th January (Clarinda Chant)

4 Goosander on Loch Borralan 17th January (Andy Summers)

8 Bullfinch in woods at An Coimhleum near Loch Assynt 20th January (Andy Summers)

White Stoat at Clachtoll 18th January (Billy MacPhail)

28 Greylag Geese on Stoer Green 18th January (Gwen Richards)

14 Curlew at Clachtoll 23rd January (Andy Summers)

41 Twite at Clachtoll 23rd January (Andy Summers)

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Recent Sightings

Blackcap

single male bird in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (30/09)

Yellow-browed Warbler

single bird in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (30/09)

Slow-worm

single reptile spotted on Baddidarach to Achmelvich path (Ballal Mirza) (29/09)

Brent Goose

single light-bellied bird on rock in Clashnessie Bay (DAH). This bird had two coloured leg rings and we are trying to establish its history. Update 30-9-20 - we have heard back from the Irish Brent Goose Ringing Group and this bird was ringed as a juvenile in South Dublin in December 2019. (29/09)

Little Grebe

three birds, Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH) (29/09)

Sparrowhawk

single bird, probably juvenile, in 'dogfight' with Hooded Crow for over 10 minutes (Gwen Richards and Ian M. Evans) (29/09)

Viper's-bugloss (Echium vulgare)

single plant in fenced ground, Culkein Stoer (Ian M. Evans and Gwen Richards). First record of this plant in Assynt since 2006 (29/09)

Bar-tailed Godwit

single bird Bay of Culkein (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (29/09)

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