Sightings

11th August 2020

  • Common Gull: 58 adults and 25 juvenile near Stoer cemetery (AS)
  • Harbour Porpoise: Single animal Clashnessie bay (AS)

10th August 2020

  • Hen Harrier: Male bird east end of reeds at Loch na Claise (AS)
  • Swallow: 27 birds feeding over reedbed at Loch na Claise (AS)
  • Common Dolphin: 100+ very active animals off Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Greenshank: single bird low over Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll (DAH)
  • Lapwing: single bird over Loch an Aigeil, Clachtoll (DAH)

9th August 2020

  • Minke Whale: single animal way out from Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Common Dolphin: 10+ animals off Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Red-throated Diver: five adult birds Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Curlew: 13 birds flying over Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Razorbill: two adult males each with a juvenile bird off Bay of Stoer (DAH)
  • Speckled Wood butterfly: two on River Kirkaig path, directly below Achins bookshop (Adrian & Amy Stabler)

7th August 2020

  • Red Kite: single bird over Field Centre, Inchnadamph (Chris Rix). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Scotch Argus Butterfly: Single in garden at Baddidaroch Road, Lochinver (AS)
  • Dark Giant Horsefly (Tabanus sudeticus): single female near Loch Dubh, Ardroe (Richard Evans). Photo Gallery - Other Insects

6th August 2020

  • Hen Harrier: Single ringtail (adult female or juvenile bird of either sex) at Loch na Claise, Clashmore (Andrew MacKenzie)
  • Common Dolphin: 50+ very active animals long way out from Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)
  • Fulmar: five well grown downy chicks on cliffs around Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Shag: 200+ birds on rocks below Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH)

5th August 2020

  • Lesser Black-backed Gull: two adult birds, Loch Kirkaig (DAH)
  • Curlew: three birds, Loch Kirkaig (DAH)
  • Goosander: single immature bird on River Kirkaig (DAH)

4th August 2020

  • Rose-coloured Starling: single male bird on garden feeders, Culkein Stoer (Collin Ainslie). Photo Gallery - Birds
  • Oystercatcher: 70+ birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH)

3rd August 2020

  • Jackdaw: 50+ birds (adults and juveniles) Elphin (DAH)

1st August 2020

  • Buzzard: four birds near Achmelvich bridge (DAH)
  • Peregrine: Single over Clashmore (Andrew MacKenzie)
  • Starling: 200 around crofts at Clachtoll (AS)