March 2021 Sightings

31st March 2021

  • Whooper Swan: c.20 flying over Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey)
  • Kestrel: Single bird, Balchladich (Claire Belshaw)
  • Red-throated Diver: Single bird, Loch Inver (Jane Young)

30th March 2021

  • Whooper Swan: 17 birds, Loch Druim Suardalain (Claire Belshaw)

29th March 2021

  • Redwing: Single bird Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

28th March 2021

  • Red-legged Partridge: Single bird in Elphin garden (Rosie Christmas)

27th March 2021

  • Shelduck: Single bird Oldany estuary (DAH)
  • Teal: Two birds flying up Loch an t-Sabhail, Little Assynt (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards)

26th March 2021

  • Black-throated Diver: Single bird in breeding plumage, Maiden Loch, Clachtoll (DAH)

23rd March 2021

  • Jackdaw: 65+ birds feeding, Elphin (DAH)
  • White-tailed Eagle: Immature bird flew c20 metres away from car at twice head height for c2 minutes towards Ledmore (DAH)

21st March 2021

  • Eider: Two pairs, Badnaban Bay (Dave Bird)

19th March 2021

  • Stoat: Single animal in full white ermine coat at Stoer bay (AS)
  • Black-throated Diver: Adult in full breeding plumage, Loch Assynt - first bird of the season (AS)
  • Goldeneye: Five birds (1 male, 4 female) Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH), and seven birds (3 male, 4 female) Loch Ruighean an Aitinn, Drumbeg (Ian Evans)
  • Sparrowhawk: Male bird on fence post at roadside, Loch Ruighean an Aitinn, Drumbeg (Ian Evans)
  • Lapwing: Six birds, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH)
  • Long-tailed Duck: Two birds off Clashnessie Bay (DAH)
  • Great Northern Diver: Two birds in winter plumage in Stoer bay (AS)

18th March 2021

  • Lesser Black-backed Gull: Two adult birds, Loch an Aigeil (Bill and Val Badger)

15th March 2021

  • Tawny Owl: Bird heard 'hooting' 11.30am and 2.30pm, Nedd (DAH)

13th March 2021

  • Otter: Single animal feeding below the War Memorial, Lochinver (Kirsteen Gordon)
  • White-tailed Eagle: Single immature bird causing chaos with the gulls on Eilean Bad nam Ban, Badnaban Bay (Dave Bird)

11th March 2021

  • Rock Dove: Two hatchlings being brooded, Balchladich (Claire Belshaw)
  • Sparrowhawk: Single immature bird in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards)
  • Reed Bunting: Two birds (a pair) in Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards)

10th March 2021

  • Redshank: Two birds Bay of Culkein (Carol Langford)

9th March 2021

  • Iceland Gull: Single first winter bird at Clachtoll (AS)

8th March 2021

  • Otter: Three animals (mother and two cubs) feeding on eels, Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Skylark: Nine birds over Balchladich (DAH)
  • Curlew: 12 birds on grazings, Balchladich (DAH)
  • White-tailed Sea Eagle: Two adult birds displaying over Loch Assynt (AS)
  • Frog Spawn: Frog spawn in garden pond in Lochinver (Ken Fairchild)
  • White-tailed Bumblebee: First Queen bumblebee of the year in Clachtoll garden (AS)
  • Toad: Eight live including a pair in amplexus, and several others dead on A894 near Unapool (Carol Langford)
  • Ringed Plover: Nine birds Bay of Culkein (Carol Langford)
  • Slow-worm: First report of these reptiles emerging from winter hibernation in compost bins, Lochinver garden (Rachael Dougall)

7th March 2021

  • Bullfinch: Single female on Nyger feeder, Lochinver garden (Jane Young)
  • Golden Plover: 32 birds at Clachtoll (AS)

6th March 2021

  • Goldeneye: Eight birds (3 males and 5 females) at Loch Ruighean an Aitinn, Drumbeg (AS)
  • White-tailed Sea Eagle: Adult bird hunting at the back of Stoer Village (AS)
  • Moorhen: Single bird at Loch an Aigeil (AS)
  • Goldfinch: Around 50 birds at Clachtoll (AS)
  • Fieldfare: 21 birds at Clachtoll (Eilidh Summers)

5th March 2021

  • Bullfinch: Seven birds (4 male, 3 female) seen together on peanut feeders in Glendarroch garden (Chris and Fran Barley)

4th March 2021

  • Long-tailed Tit: Six birds moving through trees on River Inver path (DAH)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: Single bird near Lochinver end of River Inver path (DAH)
  • Golden Plover: 15 birds at Clachtoll (AS)
  • Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly: Single butterfly in Lochinver feeding on dandelion (George Shaw)

3rd March 2021

  • Reed Bunting: Two birds using garden feeder until disturbed by Sparrowhawk, Achnacarnin (Jean Cousens)
  • Frog spawn: Several clumps in Drumbeg garden pond (Nancy Millar)

2nd March 2021

  • Ringed Plover: 12 birds, Stoer Beach (Carol Langford)
  • Pipistrelle Bat: Single animal flying around garden area, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford)
  • Tawny Owl: Single bird calling at 4.15am, Nedd (Ian Evans)
  • Peregrine: Single bird on overhead wires, Stoer peninsula (DAH)
  • Little Grebe: Single bird, Loch na Bruthaich (DAH)

1st March 2021

  • Pipistrelle Bat: Single animal observed entering roost hole in shed wall at 2 pm, Badnaban (Dave Bird)
  • Great Northern Diver: Six birds off Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Eider: c20 birds off Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)