Assynt Naturalists

The Field Club has been efficient over the years at recording and making information available about Assynt’s wildlife. However, we have not been as diligent at providing information about our wildlife recorders!

This section of our website was created in January 2019 to help address this. We will use this page to put faces to some of those who have provided the ‘what, where and when’ during the history of the Field Club.

Sadly, by the nature of such a section, we are most likely to be providing obituaries of those naturalists who gave so freely and happily of their time and expertise. They have provided us all with a unique opportunity to gain a much fuller understanding and appreciation of Assynt’s Wildlife.

We also aim to acknowledge those who are still recording and reporting; we hope that this page will also be able to satisfy that ambition.

John Philip Blunt (1943-2011): An Appreciation [The Highland Naturalist 8, pp. 32-33 (May 2012)] (1.2MB docx + jpeg)

Patricia Anne Evans (1929-2015): Obituary [BSBI Yearbook 2016 pp. 95-99 (2016)] (260KB pdf)

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Recent Sightings

Blue Jellyfish

c 10 small jellyfish (c4cm diameter) on beach, Clachtoll (Mhairi Leeson) (21/05)

Arctic Skua

Single bird chasing common terns, Bay of Clachtoll (Mhairi Leeson) (21/05)

Ringed Plover

Single bird on rocks, Bay of Clachtoll (Mhairi Leeson) (21/05)

Divers

Three Red-throated Divers and a single Great Northern Diver, all in breeding plumage, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (21/05)

Arctic Tern

Two birds feeding, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (21/05)

Canada Goose

Two birds, Loch Neil Bhain and then later Bay of Culkein (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (20/05)

Carrion Crow

Single adult bird, Achnacarnin (DAH) (20/05)

Dunlin

c. 170 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (20/05)

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