February 2020 Sightings

23rd February 2020

  • Primrose: one small clump flowering, south facing sheltered spot, Lochinver (DAH)
  • Grey Wagtail: single 1st-winter bird Inverkirkaig (DAH)
  • Pied Wagtail: single male Inverkirkaig (DAH)

21st February 2020

  • Jackdaw: 30+ birds feeding near main road, Elphin (DAH)
  • White-tailed Eagle: single bird high over Ledmore Junction (DAH)

20th February 2020

  • Cormorant: Single adult Loch Awe ( AS)
  • Bullfinch: single bird daily on garden peanut feeder along with regular Treecreeper, Inchnadamph (Chris Rix)
  • Grey Heron: single bird looking for food in garden pond, Torbreck (Gwen Richards)

19th February 2020

  • Cormorant: Adult drying wings Maiden Loch, Clachtoll (AS)
  • Great Northern Diver: four birds, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)

18th February 2020

  • Bullfinch: five birds in Culag Woods (AS)

13th February 2020

  • Harbour Porpoise: two animals off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Redshank: three birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Curlew: 15 birds flying between Stoer and Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Pygmy Shrew – skull in owl pellet: skull of Pygmy Shrew, along with those of two Field Voles, found after examination of probable Tawny Owl pellet, Clachtoll Peat Track, Creag Clais nan Cruineachd (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans)

12th February 2020

  • Otter: single animal in Loch Inver opposite Spar shop (Ian and Jane Young)
  • Barn Owl: single bird near Loch an Ordain, Clachtoll (Yates family)

11th February 2020

  • Stoat: single animals in Achnacarnin (Pam Mackenzie) and Raffin (Hilary Richardson)

8th February 2020

  • Great-spotted Woodpecker: Single at Glencanisp lodge (AS)
  • Brambling: Single at Glencanisp lodge (AS)

7th February 2020

  • Skylark: single bird flying over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). This is the same date as 2019 for the first record of this species, last year's was at Clachtoll.
  • Bullfinch: pair over Achmelvich bridge (DAH)
  • Goldeneye: two males and one female Loch Fasg an t-Seana Chlaidh (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: Single in winter plumage, Lochinver bay (AS)

4th February 2020

  • Goldfinch: 15 birds, Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Long-tailed Tit: seven birds, Pollachapuill, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Little Grebe: single bird feeding, Oldany estuary in the flow of water from the Oldany River (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds

2nd February 2020

  • Bullfinch: two male birds near Drumbeg Peat Road (DAH)