May 2022 – Sightings

May 2022 – Sightings

30/5/22

  • Hen Harrier (male)
  • Whitethroat
  • Twite (x2)
  • [Reports of Sowerby’s Beaked Whale dead on a beach]

29/5/22

  • Great Skua (x2)

17/5/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Tufted Duck
  • Hen Harrier (ring-tailed)
  • Snipe
  • Redshank
  • Dunlin
  • Turnstone
  • Golden Plover
  • Corncrake
  • Great Skua
  • Hairy Rockcress
  • Short-necked Oil Beetle

16/5/22

  • Shoveler (x2 males)
  • Hen Harrier (x2 – ring-tail and male)
  • Dunlin (x4 in cracking summer plumage)
  • Whimbrel (x7)
  • Corncrake
  • Arctic Tern
  • Twite (x4)
  • Early Purple Orchid (x4 locations)
  • Early Marsh Orchid (var coccinea)
  • Spring Squill

14/5/22

  • Red-throated Diver (x2)
  • Whimbrel (x13)
  • Corncrake
  • Great Skua (x2)
  • Whitethroat (x3)
  • Blackcap
  • Grasshopper Warbler

13/5/22

  • Sanderling
  • Turnstone

12/5/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Sanderling (x10 – some in summer plumage)
  • Dunlin (x2)
  • Turnstone (x5 in summer plumage)
  • Corncrake
  • Mossy Saxifrage (in flower)
  • Common Whitlowgrass (in flower)
  • Cornsalad (in flower)
  • Early Purple Orchid (in flower)

11/5/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Eider (a pair)
  • Whimbrel (x2)
  • Puffin
  • Common Dolphin (from ferry)
  • Bottlenose Dolphin (from ferry)
  • Harbour Porpoise (from ferry)
  • Otter (from ferry)

10/5/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Red-throated Diver
  • Turnstone (x11 breeding plumage birds – stunning)
  • Hen Harrier
  • Peregrine (male)
  • Little Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Great Skua
  • Mossy Saxifrage (in flower)
  • Heath Spotted Orchid (in flower – new for year)
  • Belted Beauty moths (x2 females)

9/5/22

  • Ringed Plover (x45)
  • Dunlin (x4)
  • Whimbrel
  • Hen Harrier
  • Great Skua
  • Arctic Tern (x6)
  • Brown Hare (x3)

8/5/22

  • Whimbrel
  • Hen Harrier
  • Peregrine
  • Great Skua
  • Fulmar
  • Grey Seal
  • Taraxacum obliquum (a nationally rare species of dandelion in a new location)
  • Early Purple Orchid
  • Rue-leaved Saxifrage

7/5/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Eider
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Golden Plover
  • Great Skua
  • Black Guillemot
  • Chiffchaff
  • Blackcap (x2)
  • Whitethroat (x3)
  • Goldcrest (x4 singing)
  • Lesser Redpoll
  • Twite (x2 pairs in village)
  • Greenfinch
  • Grey Seal
  • Large Red Damselfy

6/5/22

  • Corncrake (amazing views of a bird in the open)
  • Golden Plover (x5+10)
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Whimbrel
  • Merlin (female)
  • Common Tern (x4)
  • Little Tern (x30)
  • Whitethroat (first of year)
  • Greenfinch
  • Brown Hare
  • Belted Beauty moth (x3 male, x1 female)
  • Angle Shades (moth)
  • Moss Carder bee (queen)
  • Early Purple Orchids (x30)
  • Mountain Everlasting (in flower)

5/5/22

  • Great Northern Diver
  • Red-throated Diver (at least 3 pairs)
  • Shelduck
  • Eider
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Sanderling
  • Dunlin (x2)
  • Whimbrel
  • Snipe
  • Lapwing (with recently hatched young)
  • Hen Harrier (ring-tailed)
  • Sparrowhawk (female)
  • Common Tern (x10)
  • Arctic Tern (x6)
  • Little Tern (x4)
  • Twite
  • Early Purple Orchids (x60)
  • Mother Shipton moth
  • Drinker moth (caterpillar)

4/5/22

  • Red-throated Diver (a pair displaying and singing together)
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Manx Shearwater
  • Whimbrel (x 2)
  • Common Sandpiper
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Great Skua
  • Arctic Skua
  • Cuckoo
  • Chiffchaff
  • Fairy Foxglove (in flower)
  • Bog Beacon (aquatic fungus)

2/5/22

  • Common Sandpiper
  • GLAUCOUS GULL (from ferry off Mull)
  • Kittiwakes (x40)
  • Guillemot (x20)
  • Manx Shearwater (x30)
  • Bottlenose Dolphin (off Ardnamurchan)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.