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

White-tailed Eagle

two birds flying in opposite directions over Bay of Stoer (one immature and one adult) (DAH) (24/01)

Curlew

15 birds flying between Stoer and Clachtoll (AS) (24/01)

Bullfinch

one pair feeding on old road opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery and two pairs in trees, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (21/01)

Dipper

three birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (21/01)

Little Grebe

two birds, Loch an Ordain, Alltanabradhan (DAH) (21/01)

Goldfinch

c50 feeding in crofts around Elphin Tearooms (Helen OKeefe) (20/01)

Stonechat

single male bird (back?) on a territory at Culkein Drumbeg which was occupied by a pair during 2019 (DAH) (18/01)

White-tailed Eagle

two birds flying over Clachtoll, spooking a flock of ten Greylag Geese (AS) (18/01)

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