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

Weasel

Single animal in Culkein Drumbeg garden (DAH) (04/12)

Kestrel

Single female bird hunting, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

Wigeon

Single male bird, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

Red-breasted Merganser

Six birds (three pair) Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (04/12)

Fieldfare

200+ birds over trees Glen Canisp road (DAH) (02/12)

Bullfinch

Single male bird flying over trees calling, Richarn (DAH) (02/12)

Heron

Single bird, Clachtoll beach shore (John Gilbertson) (02/12)

Herring Gull

c495 birds on and around the fish farm off Eilean a' Ghamhna, Loch a' Chàirn Bhàin (DAH) (01/12)

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