December 2019 Sightings

31st December 2019

  • Goldcrest: four birds along River Kirkaig (Adrian and Amy Stabler)

30th December 2019

  • Barnacle Goose: seven birds over Clachtoll (Paul Burnett)
  • White-tailed Eagle: two birds near Clachtoll (Paul Burnett)
  • Little Grebe: two birds on Loch Drumbeg (DAH)

29th December 2019

  • White-tailed Eagle: two birds near Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

28th December 2019

  • Weasel: single animal in Glendarroch garden, Lochinver (Chris and Fran Barley)
  • Otter: two animals near River Culag culvert, Lochinver (Tam and Cilla Barnshaw)

27th December 2019

  • Whooper Swan: two birds, Loch Culag (Gwen Richards)
  • Curlew: 20 on the Clachtoll campsite (AS)

25th December 2019

  • White-tailed Eagle: single bird near Stoer Lighthouse (Adrian and Ami Stabler)
  • Twite: flock of 55 coming down to seed at Clachtoll (AS)

24th December 2019

  • Otter: two animals in Loch Inver c40 metres out from the Village Hall (Paul and Lis Burnett)

23rd December 2019

  • Harbour Porpoise: pod of at least 9 animals off Stoer Lighthouse (DAH). Quite an unusual sight as these small cetaceans are normally seen in groups of three or four, or less.

22nd December 2019

  • Great Northern Diver: eight winter plumage birds, Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Gannet: single adult bird feeding around creel boat off Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Guillemot: six birds, Bay of Stoer (DAH)

21st December 2019

  • Whooper Swan: three birds Loch Awe (Gwen Richards)

20th December 2019

  • Ringed Plover: six birds Bay of Stoer (Charlie Leeson)

18th December 2019

  • Whooper Swan: two adult birds on Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh, Achmelvich road (DAH)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: single bird seen and heard near Achmelvich bridge (DAH)

15th December 2019

  • Magpie: single bird, Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Grey Seal: three animals, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Turnstone: 19 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Rock Pipit: 24 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Redshank: three birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: single male, Loch na Claise (DAH)

14th December 2019

  • Grey Wagtail: single bird actively feeding around last bridge on Oldany River (DAH)
  • Black Guillemot: single bird, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: single bird, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)

13th December 2019

  • Little Grebe: single birds on Lochan Fearna, Lagg and Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH)

11th December 2019

  • Common Gull: 50 birds sheltering in Bay of Culkein (DAH)

10th December 2019

  • Barn Owl: single bird, Croft 83 Torbreck (Gwen Richards)

9th December 2019

  • Goldeneye: single male on small, nameless loch, croft 81 Torbreck (Gwen Richards)
  • Roe Deer: two animals near Loch Eileanach, Lagg (DAH)

1st December 2019

  • Snow Bunting: single bird, Balchladich (Claire Belshaw)