Overscaig House Hotel Overscaig House Hotel, North Highlands, Scotland

Bird Diary

The following diary gives an indication of the birds around the hotel each month.
It is created from the birds seen by the owners and guests at the hotel and is definietly not an exhaustive list. As amateurs we find it difficult to identify some birds and so they are not listed.

January
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Cormorant, Mallard, Heron, Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Song Thrush, Common Crossbill


February
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Siskin, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Cormorant, Mallard, Heron, Tufted Duck, Buzzard, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Siskin, Tawny Owl


March
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Siskin, Blackbird, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Mallard, Buzzard, Peregrine Falcon, Water Rail, Twite, Redwing, Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Waxwing, Cormorant, Red Throated Diver, Goldfinch, Snipe


April
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mallard, Pied Wagtail, Red Throated Diver, Redwing, Siskin, Grey Wagtail, Peregrine Falcon, Meadow Pipit, Snipe, Goldfinch, Red-breasted Merganser, Geese (1000+ seen in V's heading north-west), Swallow, Tufted Duck, Sandpiper, Heron, Goldcrest, Black Throated Diver, Chiff Chaff, Ringed Plover, Cormorant


May
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Siskin, Pied Wagtail, Mallard , Snipe, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Buzzard, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon, Swallow, Crossbill, Cuckoo, Lesser Redpoll, Sandpiper, Goldfinch, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Sparrowhawk, Red-breasted Merganser, Black Throated Diver, Long-tailed Tit, Chiff Chaff, Grasshopper Warbler, Nuthatch (a real rarity)


June
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Siskin, Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Mallard, Swallow, Sandpiper, Cuckoo, Robin, Red Breasted Merganser, Spotted Fly Catcher, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler, Black Throated Diver, Hen Harrier, House Martin, Osprey, Snipe, Grasshopper Warbler, Dunlin, Greenshank, Cormorant, Stonechat, Hawfinch (another rarity), Sand Martin


July
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Siskin, Wagtail, Mallard, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Sandpiper, Robin, Spotted Fly Catcher, Sparrowhawk, Willow Warbler, Black Throated Diver, Red Throated Diver, House Martin, Osprey, Magpie, Collared Dove, Mistle Thrush, Whitethroat, Snipe, Treecreeper, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Starling, Red-breasted Merganser, Grasshopper Warbler, Whinchat


August
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Siskin, Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Sandpiper, Robin, Spotted Fly Catcher, Sparrowhawk, Black Throated Diver, Osprey, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Feral Pigeon, Blackbird, Wren


September
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Siskin, Meadow Pipit, Swallow, Robin, Black Throated Diver, Osprey, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Starling, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit


October
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Swallow, Robin, Black Throated Diver, Dunnock, Starling, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Fieldfare (100's in flocks), Geese (100's heading south in Vee formations), Heron, Treecreeper, Bullfinch, Cormorant, Buzzard


November
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Redwing, Bullfinch, Crossbill, Siskin, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Mallard, Buzzard


December
Sighting of Species notes
The following birds have been seen around the hotel this month:
Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Goldcrest, Cormorant, Mallard, Buzzard, Common Crossbill


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