Sightings

17th January 2021

  • Goldfinch: c20 birds on garden trees, Drumbeg (Nancy Millar)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: Two separate reports of birds using peanut and fat ball feeders in gardens at almost opposite ends of Assynt. Single bird on peanut feeder, Elphin (Rosie Christmas) Single bird on fat ball feeder, Culkein Drumbeg (Carol Langford)

14th January 2021

  • Goldcrest: Single bird foraging under garden feeders, Torbreck (Jack Wright)

12th January 2021

  • Dipper: Three birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH). At least one of these birds was singing.
  • Goldeneye: Pair of birds, Loch Assynt, opposite Bad nam Carbad. (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards)
  • Otter: Two animals observed playing and feeding for c.20 minutes, Loch Inver (Dave McBain)
  • Goldcrest: Two birds foraging on the ground, Culag Woods (DAH)
  • Treecreeper: Single bird foraging, Culag Woods (DAH)
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: Single bird heard calling, Culag Woods (DAH)

8th January 2021

  • Long-tailed Tit: Eight birds visiting Lochinver garden feeders since 1st January (Jane Young)

7th January 2021

  • Great Spotted Woodpecker: Single bird calling from top of larch tree, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH)

6th January 2021

  • Little Grebe: Single bird, Lochan na Leobaig near Oldany (Carol Langford)

5th January 2021

  • Teal: 35 birds in last area of free water on otherwise frozen Loch na Claise (Claire Belshaw)

3rd January 2021

  • Whooper Swan: Three birds flying SE over Bay of Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Moorhen: Single adult bird, Loch an Aigeil (DAH)
  • Twite: 31 birds, Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Magpie: Single bird Balchladich (Claire Belshaw)

2nd January 2021

  • Little Grebe: Single bird on unnamed loch, croft 81 Torbreck (Gwen Richards). The loch, which was three-quarters frozen, completely froze the following day.

1st January 2021

  • Fieldfare: Eight birds ground feeding, Oldany (DAH)
  • Twite: 19 birds on overhead wires, Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Stonechat: Pairs seen at Culkein Drumbeg, Clashnessie and near Stoer Hall (DAH)
  • Grey Wagtail: Single bird, Clashnessie (DAH)
  • Bullfinch: Six birds, Little Assynt (Mike Dawber)
  • Goldeneye: Six birds (3 pairs) Loch na h-Innse Fraoich, Little Assynt (Mike Dawber)