May 2021 Sightings

14th May 2021

  • Eider: Three pairs Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (Adam Mulholland)
  • Greylag Goose: Four adult birds and three very small goslings, Loch Dhrombaig (DAH)

13th May 2021

  • White Wagtail: Three birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Dunlin: 15 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)

12th May 2021

  • Robin: Adult and juvenile bird in Culkein Drumbeg garden (Corinne France)

11th May 2021

  • Lesser Black-backed Gull: Single adult bird bathing in fresh water, Clashnessie (DAH)

10th May 2021

  • Raven: Fledged young from nest on Suilven (AS)
  • Tree Pipit: Singing male along river Kirkaig (AS)
  • Red-breasted Merganser: Pair at Fionn Loch, as well as single male (AS)
  • Speckled wood Butterfly: Single butterfly, possibly first of the year for this species, beside the River Kirkaig (AS)
  • Swallow: Three birds on overhead wires by Loch An Aigeil (Charlie Leeson) and single bird over Torbreck (Cheryl Smith)
  • Blackbird: Four birds, two adults feeding two juveniles, Baddidarach garden (Ken Fairchild)
  • Treecreeper: Single bird on Rowan tree in Nedd garden (Ian Evans)
  • Wigeon: Pair on Loch Culag (AS)

9th May 2021

  • Harbour Porpoise: Single animal off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Common Tern: Four birds off Clachtoll Broch (Charlie Leeson)
  • Whimbrel: Three birds near Clachtoll Broch (Charlie Leeson)
  • House Martin: Single bird, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford)
  • House Martin: Three birds nest building Culkein Drumbeg (Corinne France) then five birds at same location 10-05-21 (DAH)

7th May 2021

  • Whimbrel: Ten birds, Balchladich (Chris Cant)
  • House Martin: Single bird, Drumbeg (Wendy Glover)
  • Cuckoo: Single bird flying over trees and calling, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford)

6th May 2021

  • Common Sandpiper: Single bird, Loch na Bruthaich, Clashnessie (Ian Evans)
  • Dipper: Single bird flying up Allt Sgiathaig, Skiag Bridge (DAH)
  • Swallow: Three birds feeding over Loch Ruighean an Aitinn, Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Jackdaw: c.50 birds, Elphin (DAH)

5th May 2021

  • Peregrine: Single bird swooping on blackbirds on football pitch Lochinver (AS)
  • Whimbrel: Four at Clachtoll (AS)
  • Cuckoo: Single bird heard calling Glencanisp road (Fiona Carter)
  • Reed Bunting: Two male birds near Inverkirkaig (Fiona Carter)

4th May 2021

  • Marsh Harrier: Single 1st-summer bird around Loch na Claise area (Andrew MacKenzie, Andy Summers, et al.)
  • Redwing: Single bird in tree shelter belt, Balchladich (DAH)
  • Peregrine Falcon: Single bird over Loch na Claise (DAH)
  • Pine Marten: Single animal Loch Culag/Culag Woods area (Fiona Carter)
  • Cuckoo: Single bird calling, Torbreck (Cheryl Smith)

3rd May 2021

  • Cuckoo: Single bird calling, Culkein Drumbeg (Jim France)
  • Shelduck: Two birds, Culkein Drumbeg (Fiona Carter)
  • Magpie: Single bird near Torbreck, (Michael Rochester)
  • Black-throated Diver: Three birds off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: Two birds feeding very close in, Bay of Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Barnacle Goose: Ten birds flying north along coast off Bay of Stoer (Michael Dawber)

2nd May 2021

  • Otter: Single animal feeding, Loch an Aigeil (DAH)
  • Common Tern: Nine birds feeding on Sandeels, Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • White Wagtail: Seven birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: Four birds in full breeding plumage, off Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Pink-footed Goose: 141 birds feeding and roosting, Culkein Stoer (DAH)
  • Mixed waders: Golden Plover 31; Oystercatcher 24; Whimbrel 16; Ringed Plover 10; Curlew 5; Dunlin 3; Turnstone 3; Sanderling 1; Redshank 1, and Snipe 1 all Culkein Stoer/Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Great Skua: Single bird, Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (Carol Langford)
  • Cuckoo: Single bird heard calling, Badnaban (Dave Bird)

1st May 2021

  • Speckled Wood: Single butterfly, Glac Cuilce, Oldany (Gwen Richards and Ian M. Evans)
  • Violet Oil Beetle (Meloe violaceus): Single beetle, Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey)
  • Red-throated Diver: Pair of birds, Bay of Clachtoll (Caroline Davies)
  • Pink-footed Goose: c45 birds over Clachtoll (Clive Davies)
  • Linnet: Two birds on garden feeder, Clashmore (Andrew MacKenzie)
  • Wigeon: Pair of birds, Loch Culag (Fiona Carter)