BIRD WATCHING

The Visiting Budgie

The budgie migrated north to Scotland from Wales on many occasions but sadly died in 2007

The following birds have been seen within the last ten years by visiting bird watchers and were first noted at the location shown :

Arctic Skua
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bewick Swan (Loch Raa)
Black Guillemot
Black Headed Gull (Lochinver)
Black-tailed Godwit
Black Throated Diver (Inverkirkaig)
Blackbird (Reiff)
Brent Goose (Polbain)
Buzzard (Inverkirkaig)
Chaffinch (Polbain)
Coal Tit (Polbain)
Collared Dove (Lochinver)
Common Gull (Reiff)
Common Sandpiper (Kirkaig Valley)
Common Scoter
Cormorant (Dornie Sound)
Cuckoo (Polbain)
Curlew (Polbain)
Dipper (Kirkaig Valley)
Dunlin (Reiff)
Dunnock (Lochinver)
Egret (local loch)
Eider (Inverkirkaig)
Fulmar (Reiff)
Gannet (Reiff)
Goldcrest (Polbain)
Golden Eagle (Inverkirkaig)
Goldfinch
Golden Plover (Reiff)
Great Black Back Gull (Reiff)
Great Northern Diver (Dornie Sound)
Great Skua (Reiff)
Great Tit (Kirkaig Valley)
Greenfinch (Polbain)
Greenshank (Reiff)
Greylag Goose (Polbain)
Guillemot (Dornie Sound)
Heron (Inverkirkaig)
Herring Gull (Polbain)
Hooded Crow (Polbain)
House Sparrow (Reiff)
Kestrel (Reiff)
Kittiwake (Dornie Sound)
Knot
Lapwing (Reiff)
Lesser Black Back Gull (Polbain)
Little Grebe
Magpie (Reiff)
Mallard (Reiff)
Manx Shearwater
Meadow Pipit (Polbain)
Merganser (Inverkirkaig)
Mute Swan (Reiff)
Osprey (local loch)
Oyster Catcher (Polbain)
Peregrine
Pheasant (Polbain)
Pied Wagtail (Polbain)
Raven (Tanera)
Red Poll (Inverkirkaig)
Red Throated Diver (Inverkirkaig)
Redshank
Reed Bunting (Polbain)
Robin (Polbain)
Rock Pipit (Reiff)
Ringed Plover (Reiff)
Ruff
Sanderling
Sea Eagle (Reiff)
Shag (Reiff)
Shelduck
Skylark (Polbain)
Snipe (Reiff)
Song Thrush (Reiff)
Sooty Shearwater
Sparrow Hawk (Reiff)
Starling (Polbain)
Stonechat (Kirkaig Valley)
Swallow (Polbain)
Swift (Kirkaig Valley)
Teal (Polbain Loch)
Tern - which? (Lochinver)
Tufted Duck
Turnstone
Twite (Polbain)
Wheatear
Whimbrel
Whinchat (Badnagyle)
Whitethroat (Polbain)
Whooper Swan
Wigeon
Willow Tit (Reiff)
Willow Warbler (Polbain)
Wren (Polbain)

The following birds were identified by song but were not observed :

Chiffchaff ((Polbain)
Dunnock (Polbain)
Grey Wagtail (Kirkaig Valley)
Long Tailed Tit (Kirkaig Valley)
Mistle Thrush (Kirkaig Valley)
Spotted Flycatcher (Kirkaig Valley)
Tree Pipit (Kirkaig Valley)
Wood Warbler (Kirkaig Valley)

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