Sightings in January 2013

January 1st 2013

BIRDS

Great Northern Diver – Culkein Stoer, 30th January (Andy Summers)

54 Turnstone, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 22 Ringed Plover, 1 Knot, 1 Sanderling, 4 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 32 Oystercatycher – Culkein Stoer, 30th January (Andy Summers)

Greylag Geese – 7 Clachtoll, 29th January (Andy Summers)

Great Northern Diver – Lochinver bay 28th January (Andy Summers) 

Long-tailed Duck – 1 male Lochinver bay, 26th January (Gwen Richards)

Great Northern Diver – 1 Lochinver bay, 20th -25th January (Andy Summers)

Slavonian Grebe – 1 adult in winter plumage Lochinver bay, 25th January (Andy Summers)

Goldeneye – 3 males and 3 females Loch na Claise, 24th January (Andy Summers)

Curlew – 13 Stoer beach, 24th January (Andy Summers)

Red Kite – Scron view point on road to Stoer, 22nd January (Stuart Belshaw)

Wigeon – 5 including 2 males Cam Loch, 20th January (Andy Summers)

Golden Eagle – Adult pair and first winter at Little Assynt, 20th January (Andy Summers)

Brambling – single at Torbreck, 17th January (Gwen Richards)

Red Kite – single at Loch an Ordain Lochinver, 17th January (John Gorman)

House Sparrow – 31 Clachtoll, 14th January (Andy Summers)

Red-breasted Merganser – 5 Lochinver Bay, 12th January (Andy Summers)

White-tailed Sea Eagle – 1 Lochinver, 8th January (Romany Garnet)

White-tailed Sea Eagle –  2 birds seen at Kylesku since New Year, 7th January. 

Black-throated Diver – 1 Lochinver, 7th January (Andy Summers)

Goldfinch – 3 Clachtoll,  7th January (Andy Summers)

 

OTHERS

Otter – Oldany River, 22nd January (Derek Spenser)

large Otter – River Inver, 15th January (Derek Spenser)

Pipistrelle Batflying in day time at Achmelvich, 7th January (Romany Garnet)

Otter – Lochinver Bay, 7th January (Andy Summers)

Pipistrelle Batflying in day time Elphin, 6th Januray (Rosie Christmas)

Pipistrelle Batflying in day time Lochinver, 3rd January (Andy Summers). It has been incredibly mild recently at over 10degrees

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Recent Sightings

Pink-footed Goose

23 birds heading south-east over Lochinver (DAH) and c40 over Clashmore (Adrian Stabler) (17/09)

Ringed Plover

single adult bird crossing road near Strathcroy (DAH) (17/09)

Swallow

two birds over Drumbeg Stores (DAH) (17/09)

Red Admiral

single butterfly basking on hazel tree, Nedd garden (Ian Evans) 15 Sep 2020, and single in house, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) 16 Sep 2020. Both looked freshly emerged so could be offspring of spring arrivals. Photos of both Gallery - Butterflies (16/09)

Pink-footed Goose

16 birds heading south-east over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (16/09)

Weasel

single animal in Torbreck garden (Michael Rochester). Photos Gallery - Land Mammals (15/09)

Blackcap

single male bird in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (14/09)

Speckled Wood

single butterfly, Culkein Drumbeg Peat road (Adrian Stabler) (14/09)

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