September 2021 Sightings

30th September 2021

  • White-tailed Eagle: Single bird flying over Oldany (Carol Langford)
  • Kestrel: Single bird hovering, then went to ground, Loch na Claise by Cnoc Ruigh a' Chairn (Carol Langford)
  • Magpie: Two birds just NE of A837/B869 junction (Michael Rochester)

29th September 2021

  • Pine Firefungus (Rhizina undulata): Extensive patch of this fungus in Culag Woods (DAH). This is the first record for this species of fungus in Assynt. Photo Gallery - Fungi.
  • Red Admiral: Single butterfly, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Swallow: Single immature bird, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Barn Owl: Single bird off vegetation at twilight, Loch Ruighean an Aitinn (Ian Evans)
  • Common Dolphin: Two animals, just off Culkein Drumbeg (Steve Langford)

28th September 2021

  • Mallard: 20 birds, Loch an Aigeil (DAH)

26th September 2021

  • Red Admiral: Two butterflies on Buddleja in garden Clachtoll (AS)
  • Brent Goose: Three birds of the pale-bellied race in Lochinver bay (Stuart McClelland)
  • Black-tailed Godwit: Single adult bird near Loch an Aigeil (Helen Lockhart)

24th September 2021

  • Kestrel: Single bird flying overhead, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford)

23rd September 2021

  • Pink-footed Goose: 550+ birds flying over Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey)
  • Whooper Swan: 11 birds flying over Ardvar (Beccy Garvey)
  • Basking Shark: Single animal swimming close into Clachtoll beach (AS)
  • Pink-footed Goose: 20+ flying over and calling, Nedd (Ian Evans), 800+ flying over and calling throughout the day, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

22nd September 2021

  • Razorbill: 10 birds feeding in Loch Ardbhair (Beccy Garvey)

21st September 2021

  • Barnacle Goose: c40 birds over Culkein Drumbeg (Jim and Corinne France, DAH)
  • Kestrel: Single bird, Culkein Drumbeg (Jim and Corinne France)
  • Speckled Wood: Single butterfly, Inverkirkaig (DAH)
  • Treecreeper: Single bird, Culag Woods (DAH)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: Single bird calling, Culag Woods (DAH)
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull: Single adult bird, Clashnessie beach (DAH)
  • Common Dolphin: Seven animals, Eddrachillis Bay by Loch Nedd (Carol Langford)
  • Brent Goose: 40 flying around Clashnessie (Chris Puddephatt)

20th September 2021

  • Grey Heron: Seven birds over Loch Drumbeg (Jim France)

16th September 2021

  • Curlew: 17 birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Razorbill: Four birds, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

15th September 2021

  • Razorbill: Eight birds feeding, Achmelvich Bay (Nigel Gould)

14th September 2021

  • Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies: Eight Red Admiral and three Peacock butterflies feeding on buddleia, Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards)

13th September 2021

  • Grey Wagtail: Two birds, Badnaban (Dave Bird)
  • Common Frog: Single animal found near a moth trap, Glendarroch (Peter Hall)
  • Common Seal: Single pup, Culkein Drumbeg harbour (Carol Langford)

12th September 2021

  • Pipistrelle Bat: Single animal hawking for food near Loch Nedd saltmarsh at 2.45pm (DAH). Photo Gallery - Land Mammals
  • Minke Whale: Single animal good way off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Harbour Porpoise: Two animals off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Sparrowhawk: Single bird flew over Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Wheatear: Single adult bird, Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Skylark: Four birds calling in flight, Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Twite: 25 birds, Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • White-tailed Eagle: Single bird flying low above the water East/North-East from Point of Stoer (Joe Lillis)

11th September 2021

  • Toad: Four animals, Glendarroch (Peter Hall)

10th September 2021

  • Harbour Porpoise: Four animals (3 adult, one juvenile) off Clachtoll (DAH)
  • White Wagtail: Single male bird, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Ringed Plover: 13 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Sanderling: Two birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)
  • Dunlin: Five birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)

8th September 2021

  • Kestrel: Single bird hovering, Culkein Drumbeg (Jules Macleod)
  • Common Seal: 40+ animals Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)
  • Grey Heron: Five birds, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

6th September 2021

  • Dipper: Single bird in the burn beside Inchnadamph Bone Caves car park (Dorell Pirie)
  • Slow Worm: Single animal, Glendarroch (Peter Hall)

3rd September 2021

  • Risso’s Dolphin: Single animal, possibly two,  Point of Stoer (Mike Dawber)
  • Lion’s Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea capillata): Single specimen, Lochinver harbour (Cheryl Smith)  

2nd September 2021

  • Black-throated Diver: Single juvenile bird being fed by adult, Loch Druim Suardalain (Claire Belshaw)

1st September 2021

  • Starling: 200+ birds (adults and juveniles) Clachtoll (DAH)