Treecreeper visits peanuts

January 25th 2011

Treecreeper visits peanuts

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 gardens each month. Over that time we have accumulated a vast amount of data on the birds you have seen. Lots more information, including Garden Bird Survey forms, are available on our website.

Some birds have declined such as Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, while others have increased such as Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis, and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dendrocopos major.

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



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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)