Treecreeper visits peanuts

January 25th 2011

It is always good to help the birds in your garden. Since 1997 many folk in Assynt have been recording the birds that visit their garden each month. Over that time we have acculmulated a vast amount of information on the birds you have seen. Some birds have declined such as Spotted Flycatchers while others have increased such as Goldfinches and Great-spotted Woodpeckers.

Here are some recent garden visitors to Mark and Jan Snowden’s Garden in Lochinver.

male great spotted woodpecker
male great spotted woodpecker

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Recent Sightings


single bird heard calling, Clachtoll croft (AS) (25/05)

Birch Sawfly (Cimbex femoratus)

single club-horned sawfly on Torbreck croft (Corwin Yates). Photo Gallery - Other Insects. (25/05)


single bird at east end of Loch Assynt, circling and looking lost (Helen Morrison). The previous two days there had been south easterly gales, turning then into the west. (24/05)

Sedge Warbler

four birds heard singing of which three were seen, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (21/05)


three birds in breeding plumage, Bay of Culkein (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (21/05)


four birds in spring plumage, Bay of Culkein (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (21/05)


50+ Bay of Culkein (DAH) (21/05)


single male briefly in Bay of Culkein (DAH) (21/05)