Sightings – February 2011

March 2nd 2011

Sightings – February 2011

Single Tawny Owl near cattle grid at Drumbeg on 9th February (Derek Spenser)

31+ Common Seals at Culkein Drumbeg/Oldany 10th February (Andy Summers)

Single Barn Owl at Inchnadamph on 11th February (Derek Spenser)

Pair of  Shelduck at Culkein Drumbeg 13th February (DAH)

Single male Wigeon at Culkein Drumbeg 13th February (DAH)

Four Eider (3 males) at Rubh’an Dunain 14th February (DAH)

35 Barnacle Geese flying over Clasnessie 14th February (DAH)

180 Fulmar on Cliffs east of Stoer Point 14th February (DAH)

Seven Purple Sandpiper, Bay of Culkein 14th February (DAH)

17 Turnstone, Bay of Culkein Bay  14th February (DAH)

Pair of Black-throated Divers on small loch near Aeroplane Flats 15th February (Peter MacGregor).

Single Knot at Culkein Stoer 18th February (DAH)

Six Great Northern Diver from Bay of Culkein to west of Rubh’an Dunain 18th February (DAH)

First reported Palmate Newt at Loch Drumbeg 19th February (DAH)

21 Curlew at Clachtoll 21st February (Andy Summers)

First Frog spawn reported at Drumbeg 21st February (Teresa Weinburg)

Mass movement of Toads starting Loch an Ordain (Andy Summers)

Nine pairs of Mallard at Loch Neil Bhain, Stoer 22nd February (Andy Summers).

13 Red-breasted Merganser in Lochinver Bay 25th February (Andy Summers).

Pair of Black-throated Divers on breeding loch 28th February (Brian Scott).

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Recent Sightings

White-tailed Eagle

Single bird over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH).  Possibly same bird seen over Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson) (14/08)

Red-throated Diver

Seven adult birds Clashnessie Bay and three Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (14/08)

Marsh Harrier

Juvenile bird quartering ground, Raffin area (DAH) (14/08)

Eider

Adult female with juvenile, Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson) (14/08)

Red-throated Diver

Four adult birds, Clashnessie Bay (Anne Nicol) (13/08)

Redshank

At least two birds calling but flying unseen in low mist over Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (13/08)

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Single adult bird, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (13/08)

Harbour Porpoise

Three animals off Clachtoll Broch (DAH) (13/08)

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