November 2019 Sightings

30th November 2019

  • Woodcock: five birds flew up from road verge between Little Assynt Tree Nursery and All-abilities car parks (Vickii Campen)
  • Golden Eagle: single bird north of Elphin (Vickii Campen)
  • Moorhen: single bird Loch an Aigeil (DAH)
  • Peregrine: single bird hunting over Clachtoll/Stoer (DAH)
  • Curlew: 15 birds over Bay of Stoer (DAH)

28th November 2019

  • Red-breasted Merganser: five birds (3 male, 2 female) on river out from Spar car park, Lochinver (Vickii Campen)

27th November 2019

  • Goldeneye: single female, Loch Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Grey Wagtail: single bird flying near Torbreck (DAH)
  • Dipper: single bird feeding on Allt an Tiaghaich opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH)

25th November 2019

  • Woodcock: 6 birds flushed from roadside verge between Loch na Bruthaich and Oldany (DAH)
  • Barn Owl: single bird on fence post by road, south of Inchnadamph (Vickii Campen)

24th November 2019

  • Golden Plover: single bird on Stoer green (Stevan Lockhart)

23rd November 2019

  • Otter: two animals off the northern end of the Lochinver Harbour breakwater (Chris & Fran Barley)

21st November 2019

  • Curlew: 12 birds feeding above main bay, Clachtoll (Norma Brown)

20th November 2019

  • Whooper Swan: three birds on River Loanan near Inchnadamph (DAH)

17th November 2019

  • Teal: nine birds, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: two male birds, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: two winter plumage birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Redshank: four birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Turnstone: four birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Oystercatcher: 32 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)

16th November 2019

  • Great Northern Diver: single bird, Clashnessie Bay (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans)

15th November 2019

  • Grey Wagtail: single 1st-winter bird, Loch Kirkaig (DAH)
  • Common Gull: 86 birds of various ages, Loch Kirkaig (DAH)

13th November 2019

  • Dipper: single bird perched on parapet of northern most bridge on Oldany River (Ian Evans)

12th November 2019

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: single female on peanut feeder, Nedd garden (Ian Evans)

10th November 2019

  • Blackcap: single female Glendarroch Wood, Lochinver (Chris and Fran Barley)

9th November 2019

  • Golden Eagle: single bird over Little Assynt (Paul Burnett)

6th November 2019

  • Common Crossbill: c12 birds feeding with Siskin, Culag Wood (AS/DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Jay: single bird Culag Wood (AS/DAH)
  • Harbour Porpoise: two animals off Clachtoll (DAH)

5th November 2019

  • Chaffinch: 20+ birds Loch nan Eun, Lochinver (Fiona Carter)
  • Whooper Swan: single bird grazing near Rubh'an Dunain, Culkein (Paul Burnett)

4th November 2019

  • Little Grebe: three birds Loch Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Reed Bunting: single male bird feeding on ground beneath peanut feeder, Glendarroch Wood, Lochinver (Chris and Fran Barley)
  • Brambling: two birds Glendarroch Wood, Lochinver (Chris and Fran Barley)

3rd November 2019

  • Egghead Mottlegill: Single growing on cow dung beside Salmon bothy at Raffin, (AS)
  • Twite: 12 birds at Clachtoll (AS)
  • Waxwing: 20 birds on Rowan trees, Kirk Road Lochinver (Julian Jacobsen)
  • Great Northern Diver and Red-throated Diver: single of each bird Balchladich Bay (Gwen Richards)
  • Eider: 12 birds just off shore at salmon bothy Raffin (AS)
  • Long-tailed Duck: three birds Balchladich Bay (Gwen Richards)
  • Stoat: Single under toilet block at Stoer head lighthouse (AS)