Trip reports

Loch Carron and Loch Kishorn

Loch Carron and Loch Kishorn

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Driving down to Loch Carron we stopped at a small loch to look at a pair of black- throated divers, quickly followed by our first pair of golden eagles. Whilst enjoying a coffee stop at the golf club car park we watched a second pair with one bird performing an impressive display. Goldeneye, red breasted merganser and shelduck were on Loch Carron with dunlin, bar tailed godwit, redshank, curlew and oystercatcher feeding on the shoreline.
A brief stop at Loch Kishorn produced three greenshanks. From there we drove over to Shieldaig and had our picnic lunch watching a white- tailed sea eagle flying over the island. There was also black guillemot on the sea.
Our final stop was at Annat, where at least three slavonian grebes were on Loch Torridon. A total of 44 species were seen on the day with the accent being on quality rather than quantity.