Sightings for August 2011

September 22nd 2011

3 Harbour Porpoises seen from Stoer Lighthouse 6th Aug (Andy Summers).

Single Basking Shark seen off Raffin 7th Aug (reported).

7 Whimbrel at Clachtoll 13th Aug (Andy Summers).

Sunfish seen from Clachtoll c10th Aug (Jim Galway).

100+ Starlings and c70 House Sparrows at Clachtoll 13th Aug (Andy Summers).

Juvenile Peregrine at Stronchubie cliffs 15th Aug (John).

Slow worm on Glencanisp loop path 18th Aug (Reported).

Minke Whale comes into Loch Glencoul 19th Aug (Reported).

First late summer flock of 25 Twite at Clachtoll 19th Aug (Andy Summers).

Juvenile Peregrine at Raffin 20th August (Andy Summers)

Large female Adder (30-40cm) killed on road at Drumbeg 22nd Aug (Marianne Simpson). 

6-7 Killer Whales (Orcas) seen off Stoer lighthouse 23rd Aug (Leigh).

Red Kite at Inchnadamph 25th Aug (Reported).

Mountain Hare on slopes of Cul Beg 25th Aug (Derek Spenser).

Minke whale seen off Stoer lighthouse 25th Aug (Leigh).

3 juvenile Bullfinches at Little Assynt path 28th August (reported).

Peacock Butterfly in garden at Clachtoll 28th August (Andy Summers).

Pine Marten crossing road near little Assynt on 28th Aug (Reported).

White-tailed Sea Eagle seen from Glencanisp 29th August (Reported).  

Female Wigeon at Loch na Claise 29th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

3 Teal Loch na Claise 29th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

4 Sanderling at Culkein Stoer 29th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

Merlin in Culkein bay 29th Aug as well as a single Arctic Skua and 2 Great Skuas (David & Avril Haines).

2 Sand Martins around Loch na Claise 29th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

59 Starlings at Balchladdich 29th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

Otter seen in Balcladdich bay 29th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

Single Willow Warbler at Culkein Drumbeg 30th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

20+ Twite at Culkein Drumbeg 30th Aug (David & Avril Haines).

51 Common Seals at Oldany Estuary 30th Aug  (David & Avril Haines).

16 Eider Ducks in Stoer bay 31st Aug (David & Avril Haines).

Great Northern Diver in Clachtoll bay 31st Aug (David & Avril Haines).

30+ Meadow Pipits at Culkein D rumbeg 31st Aug (David & Avril Haines).

Stoat playing with dead mouse at Clachtoll 31st Aug (David & Avril Haines).

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Recent Sightings

Field Gentian (Gentianella campestris)

129 plants on cliffs north-west of Stoer Green, just off path (Bill and Val Badger). A very impressive stand of this plant (12/07)

Common Gull

three juvenile birds, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) Photo - Gallery Birds (12/07)

Red-throated Diver

three adult birds, Balchladich Bay (DAH) (12/07)

Black-headed Gull

single adult bird, Balchladich Bay (DAH) (12/07)


two birds Loch Neil Bhain (Pringle family) (12/07)

Creeping Cinquefoil (Potentilla reptans)

0.5 sq.m. of this plant on stoned track, Culag Woods (Gwen Richards and Jane Young). This is the first Assynt record since 25/06/1955 at Inchnadamph (11/07)

European Eel

single adult eel seen in Oldany River (DAH). Photo Gallery - Freshwater (10/07)

Grey Heron

three birds (1 adult, two juveniles) Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (10/07)