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

Pink-footed Goose

c70 birds heading north over Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (05/04)

Redwing

four birds at Clachtoll (AS) (04/04)

Red-breasted Merganser

two pairs, Badnaban Bay (Dave Bird) (04/04)

Shelduck

three birds, Oldany estuary (DAH) (04/04)

Divers

three Great Northern and a single Red-throated Diver Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (04/04)

Curlew

12 birds Clachtoll (AS) (03/04)

Greenshank

two birds, Lochan an Tairbh, Torbreck (Gwen Richards) (03/04)

Carrion Crow

single bird, Culkein Stoer (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (02/04)

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