Inverness-shire: Drake American Wigeon still on the Muirtown Basin with 30+ Eurasian Wigeon. Kingfisher on the east Muirtown Pool (Al McNee).
Lochaber: One drake Gadwall on the River Lochy at Inverlochy (Tony Laidler).
Skye and Lochalsh: Adult Iceland Gull in Broadford Bay at the river mouth today (Neil Bennett).
Lochaber: Four Juvenile Iceland Gulls, first-winter Glaucous Gull and the Viking Gull at Mallaig, possibly another Glaucous Gull at Morar. 11 Slavonian Grebes and 4 Red-throated Divers at Loch nan Ceall. Three Jays at Arisaig (All Bob McMillan). Kingfisher at Fort William.
Sutherland: First-winter Glaucous Gull at Balnakeil beach this afternoon (Peter Stronach).
Easter Ross: Arctic Skua flew southwest into Dornoch Firth at Tarbat Ness (Dave Tanner).
Inverness-shire: Adult Mediterranean Gull at Alturlie Bay sewage works at NH711476 (James Gordon). Still 47 Black-tailed Godwits feeding at Lentran (Lynden Schofield). 2 Great Crested Grebe, 40+ Long-tailed Duck, 96 Scaup at Alturlie point today (Alan MacAskill).
Inverness-shire: Green-winged Teal, with 12 Teall at Loch Flemington at 1130am (Jon Clarke).
Easter Ross: 29 Pale-bellied Brent at the burnmouth at Rosemarkie feeding in the boulders at lowtide (John Carruthers). Little Egret at Tain at the river mouth.
Easter Ross: Little Egret at Tain River (Neil Robertson). 628 Scaup at Jemimaville-Udale Bay this evening (Peter Stronach).
Sutherland: Little Gull at Brora river mouth (Dean MacAskill).
Inverness-shire: Drake King Eider still at Whiteness Head at 1pm (RBA).
Lochaber: 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls at Mallaig (Stephen MacDonald). 60 Greenland White-fronted Geese still at Dalnabreack, Loch Shiel.
Easter Ross: 10 Pale-bellied Brent at the burn mouth at Rosemarkie (John Carruthers).
Wester Ross: Viking Gull at Ullapool today (Andy Williams).
Inverness-shire: Drake King Eider at Whiteness Head today still, also 43 Whooper Swans, 34 Brent Geese, 6 Grey Plover and 49 Snow Buntings (Tom Wells). Black-tailed Godwit on the flood at Easter Dalziel (Jon Clarke).
Easter Ross: Todd’s Canada Goose present again this morning 0915am at Brucefield Farm, Tarbat Ness - NH934857 in the stubble field immediately to the south of the entrance road with 150 Pink-footed Geese (Dave Tanner).
Lochaber: Two juvenile Iceland Gulls still at Lochailort today (Stephen MacDonald).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Great Grey Shrike in Grantown in a garden, close to the golf course at approximately NJ034275 (Sue Sykes) at 1045am. No sign in the afternoon, despite a thorough search of the golf course and clearing in Anagach Wood.
Wester Ross: Loch Kishorn had 300 Black-headed Gulls and good numbers of other large gulls also Applecross Bay had 300 Common Gulls. 3 Slavonian Grebes in Applecross Bay; 20 Great Northern Diver between Applecross Bay and Sand. 4 Black-throated Diver at Sand (All Bob McMillan).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Pochard on Loch Insh still (Dave Pierce). Kingfisher at Milton Loch, Boat of Garten today.
Easter Ross: Drake American Wigeon plus a good candidate for a female American Wigeon at Udale Bay today, also a Kingfisher and 450 Scaup (Mark Finn).
Inverness-shire: American Wigeon at Merkinch at 1130am (P, Insole). Black-tailed Godwit in flooded field at south end of Ardersier (Marcus Conway).
Lochaber: 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls still at Lochailort at fish farm (Stephen MacDonald).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Jack Snipe at Kerrow (Dave Pierce).
Inverness-shire: Great Crested Grebe and 89 Scaup at Alturlie today (Roy Dennis). Drake King Eider still at Whiteness Head also 6 Pale-bellied Brent geese in Whiteness Bay (Jon Clarke).
Lochaber: Adult Iceland Gull on Rum at Kilmory (Sean Morris).
Ring-necked Duck at Loch Shiel had been present since 10am on 18th November (Andrew Dacre).
Amazing video of a fishing Dipper from the River Ness - see tweet here.
Lochaber: Drake Ring-necked Duck back on Loch Shiel at midday, viewable from pier at Ardshealach at NM684678 (Peter Stronach). Two Iceland Gulls at the fish farm at Lochailort (Stehen MacDonald). Fifth-winter Viking Gull back at Mallaig harbour this afternoon (Peter Stronach).
Easter Ross: Drake American Wigeon still on Loch Eye this morning, also 87 Coot, 6 Pochard and 45 Scaup (Bob Swann). Drake American Wigeon at Udale Bay this morning, also 107 Shelduck and 27 Ringed Plover (Mary Galloway).
Skye and Lochalsh: Two Chiffchaffs at Lower Milovaig today (AS).
Inverness-shire: 1 Kingfisher and a single Purple Sandpiper feeding with Dunlin (Colin Leslie).
The fifth-winter Viking Gull returns to Mallaig, now looking virtually identical to an adult Glaucous Gull!
Easter Ross: Drake American Wigeon at Udale Bay at 11am (David McAllister/Tain and District Field Club). 400 Scaup at Udale Bay (Lynda Graham).
Lochaber: 60 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Dalnabreack, Loch Shiel (Peter Dale).
A Guillemot was shot for food on the 26th October 2017 on the Faroes, it was ringed as a chick on Canna two years ago. This is the 70th Guillemot to be shot on the Faroes that has been ringed on Canna.
Easter Ross: 250 Whooper Swan at Portmahomack (Dave Tanner).
Inverness-shire: Drake King Eider again at Whiteness Head today and 30 Snow Bunting (Jonathan Jones).
Easter Ross: Adult Tundra Bean Goose still present at Alness and 13 Barnacle Geese at NH635693 (Jonathan Jones). Adult winter Little Gull at Tarbat Ness this morning (Dave Tanner).
Easter Ross: Adult Tundra Bean Goose with c4000.Pink-footed Geese about 1/2 mile west southwest of Alness from B9176 and an adult Greenland Whitefront with 6 Barnacle Geese at NH635693 (Keith Langdon and Mike Hoit).
Inverness-shire: Drake American Wigeon again at Merkinch today.
Inverness-shire: Drake King Eider back at Whiteness Head today (video here), also Spotted Redshank still in the bay (note this is definitely a different individual to the Tain bird earlier in the autumn as it is unringed) and 11 Pale-bellied Brents. 17 Pale-bellied Brents at Fort George (All Jon Clarke). Adult Mediterranean Gull in Alturlie bay at midday (Mike Crutch). Drake American Wigeon still at Clachnaharry (A Grady).
Easter Ross: Two immature White-tailed Sea Eagles flew from Dornoch Point to Morrich More (Dean MacAskill). Greenland White-fronted Goose and 6 Barnacle Geese with Pink-footed Geese and a Little Egret at Udale Bay today (John Picton).
Wester Ross: 1 Slavonian Grebe at Dundonnel, 10 Barnacle Geese at Mungasdale (Andy Williams).
Skye and Lochalsh: Iceland Gull still at Bayfield, Portree. Chiffchaff at Lower Milovaig and a Long-tailed Duck head of Loch Ainort (Bob McMillan).
Lochaber: Glaucous Gull again at Galmisdale Bay, Eigg.
Skye and Lochalsh: There was a strong northerly gale down the Minch pushing birds into Loch Portree and Broadford Bay. 2 juvenile Sabine's Gulls in Broadford Bay late morning (Martin Benson). 19 Long-tailed Duck flew north in the Sound of Raasay, seen from Black Rock, Portree, also 2000 Common Gulls in Loch Portree (Neil Bennett).
Inverness-shire: 83 Black-tailed Godwits feeding in the mud as the tide fell at Lentran Pt this morning (Lynden Schofield). 35 Snow Buntings on the shingle spit at Whiteness Head this morning (Colin Leslie). 2 Little Auks west passed Whiteness Head this afternoon, but no sign of the King Eider today (Tom Wells).
Easter Ross: Adult Pomarine Skua north past Tarbat Ness this morning (Mike Hoit).
A Greylag (Orange Collar NAJ) seen yesterday on Carr Road, Carrbridge was ringed as an adult in July of this year in Blönduós, in northwest Iceland. It was in a flock of 1409 Greylags, which are presumed to be those that roost at Loch Garten overnight. Thanks to the Highland Ringing Group for info on this bird.
Easter Ross: Drake American Wigeon still at Loch Eye today at 4pm, also 53 Scaup and 8 Barnacle Geese with the Pink-footed Geese and Greylags. No sign of the Todd's Canada Goose at Tarbat Ness today. At North Cadboll/Lower Balaldie, 18 Barnacle Geese with 665 Pink-footed Geese and 835 Greylags. At Petley Farm, southwest of Portmahomack, 467 Whooper Swans, with at least 119 juveniles. At Inver, 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (including 7 juveniles, and a colour-ringed adult (All Mike Hoit/Keith Langdon).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Kingfisher singing 1km downstream of Boat of Garten with 120 Siskins nearby. 100 Siskins at Broomhill Bridge (Pete Gordon). 2 Barnacle Geese, a hybrid Greylag x Canada Goose, 129 Pink-footed Geese and an orange neck collared Greylag "NAJ" with 1409 Greylag Geese (Peter Stronach/Steve Broyd).
Inverness-shire: A covey of 12 Grey Partridges at Fort George, may be released birds (Colin Leslie).
Easter Ross: Todd's Canada Goose relocated to Tarbat Ness this morning, at NH9408786207 with 500 Pink-footed Geese and 7 Barnacle Geese (Dave Tanner).
Skye and Lochalsh: On the ferry crossing from Uig to Lochmaddy today, at Loch Snizort mouth/Waternish Point Skye: c12 Little Auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Pomarine (ad and juv) and 1 Arctic (ad) Skuas and a 1st w Little Gull. Also c100 Gannets, 500 Kittiwakes & 3-400/Guillemots/Razorbills in the area and 3 Little Auks with small numbers of Kittiwakes, Gannets and auks mid-crossing (Andrew Stevenson).
Badenoch and Strathspey: European White-fronted Goose at Dell of Killiehuntly (Dave Pierce).
Late news of a Todd's Canada Goose in Badenoch and Strathspey between Pityoulish and Guislich Farm on the 27th November 1999!!! (Dave Pullan), see amazing field sketch below.
If anybody else has historic records of potentially Category A Canada Geese or Cackling Geese from Highland, please submit them to the Highland recorder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any records would obviously need to be accompanied by sketches/notes taken in the field at the time and/or good photographs.
Skye and Lochalsh: Second-winter Iceland Gull at Portree (Neil Bennett).
Easter Ross: Adult drake American Wigeon still at east end of Loch Eye this morning (Bob Swann).
Sutherland: 45 Greenland Whitefronts 4 miles south of Lairg flew southwest over Achinduich (6 at 9.30 & 39 at 11am) NC580002. 10 Snow Buntings on track at entrance to Lairg Windfarm at 4pm NC586036 (Keith Langdon).
Wester Ross: Velvet Scoter still at Ardmair (Andy Williams).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Pochard at Loch Insh still.
Lochaber: 3 Brambling on Rum at Kilmory (Sean Morris).
Skye and Lochalsh: Second-winter Iceland Gull at Bayfield, Portree this morning (RBA).
Easter Ross: First-winter Little Gull flew southeast past Tarbat Ness this morning (Dave Tanner).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Pochard at Loch Insh (Dave Pierce).
Easter Ross: Little Egret and Greenland White-fronted Goose at Udale Bay this evening (Peter Stronach).
Sutherland: No sign of the reported Rough-legged Buzzard at Dalchork today.
Inverness-shire: Male Golden Pheasant on the verge of the A9 2 miles north of Tomatin junction by the Moy turn off at NH783327.
Easter Ross: 21 Snow Buntings on Dornoch Beach (Dean MacAskill). Barnacle Goose and Greenland White-fronted Goose at Udale Bay (Mary and Dave Galloway).
Lochaber: Single Snow Bunting at Kilmory (Sean Morris).
Inverness-shire: Drake American Wigeon back at Clachnaharry at NH6499446632 behind the seawall this afternoon (Colin Leslie).
Easter Ross: A Kingfisher is still in Dingwall, it was briefly perched on a post in the boating pond in Peffery Park this morning before flying off to the river (Keith and Rosie Barnes).
Wester Ross: Velvet Scoter still at Ardmair (Andy Williams).
Badenoch and Strathspey: Immature Ring Ouzel in Nethybridge between Mountview and Nethy Hotels today (Mark Warren).
Lochaber: Snow Bunting on Rum at Kilmory (Sean Morris).
Skye and Lochalsh: First-winter Iceland Gull at Portree at Bayfield (Neil Bennett).
Late news of an unconfirmed Rough-legged Buzzard Dalchork, near Lairg at NC574102 yesterday.
Easter Ross: Todd's Canada Goose relocated in fields by the A9 north of Kildary at NH785761, also 2 Greenland White-fronted Geese and 82 Barnacle Geese. Drake American Wigeon still at Loch Eye, please view only from north side (All Bob Swann). Small flock of Bramblings (20+) in the beeches at Nether Kinellan, Stathpeffer this morning, also male Blackcap in garden at Craigdarroch Drive, Contin (Keith and Rosie Barnes).
Badenoch and Strathspey: 14 Waxwings circling over the top station on Cairngorm Mountain in a snow shower at 1250pm (Ian Ford).
Wester Ross: Single Black-throated Diver and the Velvet Scoter still present at Ardmair (Andy Williams). There was 2 Bramblings at Auchindrean this afternoon, also 9 Whooper Swan over Loch Broom (Tessa Rhodes).
Sutherland: Rough-legged Buzzard Dalchork, near Lairg at NC574102 (Stephen Kirkup).
Easter Ross: Drake American Wigeon still on Loch Eye on the south side, and a Todd's Canada Goose with the Pink-footed Geese there too. Also 9 Pochard, 40 Scaup, 35 Barnacle Geese and 67 Coot (Bob Swann). At Dale Bay at 3pm, Little Egret again and 8000 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Greylags and 6 Barnacle Geese.
Inverness-shire: Drake King Eider still at Whiteness Head with 150 Eider, also Spotted Redshank still in the channel at 1120am (Jon Clarke).
Wester Ross: Velvet Scoter still at Ardmair this afternoon at 2pm (Tessa Rhodes).
Lochaber: Yellow Wagtail at Kilmory on Rum today, feeding amongst the deer! (Sean Morris). Kingfisher on the River Morar again today. Chiffchaff still at Kildonan on Eigg (John Chester).
Skye and Lochalsh: Chiffchaff at Drumfearn, Skye (Phil Knott).
Easter Ross: At low tide this afternoon at Udale Bay amongst 6000 Pink-footed Geese, one Greenland White-fronted goose and 38 Barnacle Geese (Kevin Davis).
Wester Ross: At Loch Ewe 9 Black-throated Diver and a Slavonian Grebe at Ormiscaig. Slavonian Grebe at Aultbea. In Gruinard Bay, at least 23 Great Northern Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 15 Common Scoter. At Dundonnel, 2 Slavonian Grebe, no sing of Ring-billed Gull (All Andy Williams).
Inverness-shire: Drake King Eider back at Whiteness Head with 350 Eiders, park at NH789562 and walk north and then north east to view from NH799585. Also in Whiteness Bay at Spotted Redshank (All Jon Clarke).
Easter Ross: Drake American Wigeon at Udale Bay at 10am (Dave Slater). Juvenile Sandwich Tern off Tarbat Ness (Dave Tanner).
Sutherland: Little Auk flew over the beach at Golspie today (Kate Clarke).
Wester Ross: Velvet Scoter at Ardmair (Andy Williams).
Lochaber: 1st winter Glaucous gull at Galmisdale Bay, Eigg and a Chiffchaff at Kildonan (John Chester).