Common Chiffchaff

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Red dots on the maps indicate individual records with an accuracy of 1 km or better. Black squares are centred in those 10 km squares of the national grid in which there is at least one record at 10 km accuracy.

Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
1973 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 4 Verrall, K
1975 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Verrall, K
1975 NR6487 Ardlussa, Jura 0 Youngson, P Singing.
1976 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Verrall, K
1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Verrall, K
1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 McKay, C.R. Territories - CBC survey. .
12/04/1971 NR3060 Islay 1 Booth, C.G. 1st
01/04/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Grant, J.A.R
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 John, A Singing.
02/07/1974 NR3972 Staoisha Eararach 1 Payne, K Male.
30/11/1975 NR3263 Whin Park 1 Watts, C
01/05/1976 NR2664 Foreland House Wood 0 Taylor, C.J
10/05/1976 NR4347 Kildalton 1 Ashby, C
15/05/1976 NR4347 Kildalton 0 Ashby, C Heard.
30/10/1976 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Robinson, S.T In village.
28/05/1977 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Elliott, R.E. N bay.
22/09/1977 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 1 Taylor, C.J
22/05/1978 NR4267 Loch Allan 0 Elliott, R.E. Trees on NW bank.
22/05/1979 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Elliott, R.E.
29/03/1980 NR0101 From ferry 3 Elliott, R.E. Off SE coast, chiffchaff or willow warbler. Weakly flapping towards Islay.
10/11/1980 NR3346 Cornabus 1 Booth, C.G. very pale
09/05/1981 NR3363 Loch Skerrols Wood 0 Elliott, R.E.
01/06/1981 NR3563 Skerrols 1 Robinson, S.T Singing.
01/06/1981 NR4347 Kildalton 1 Robinson, S.T Singing near castle.
30/04/1983 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Copley, B & N
16/05/1985 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 0 Elliott, R.E. Many.
23/04/1986 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 2 Elliott, R.E. By road, 2 or 3.
04/05/1986 NR4368 Dunlossit 1 Elliott, R.E. Near house.
11/06/1986 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Lang, D.C
03/04/1987 NR2965 Eresaid Wood 1 Lambie, R Male.
24/04/1987 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Elliott, R.E. Near lighthouse.
28/04/1987 NR4368 Dunlossit 1 Elliott, R.E. By walled garden.
25/10/1987 NR4065 Loch Lossit 1 Bristol Ornithological Club
21/11/1987 NR4045 Lagavulin 1 RSPB Volunteers
02/06/1992 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Whitworth, J.
02/06/1992 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Whitworth, J.
04/06/1992 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 3 Whitworth, J.
04/05/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Johnson, C. At village end of woods
04/05/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Johnson, C. At sea side area of woods
05/05/1993 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Newton, P. & A.R. Heard from car ferry carpark
05/05/1993 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 0 Johnson, C.
06/05/1993 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Smith, N.A. Heard in woods on shore of loch
07/05/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Johnson, C. At village end of woods
07/05/1993 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Bennion, J. M singing
15/05/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Bennion, J.
31/05/1993 NR3966 Ballygrant 0 Whitworth, J.
02/06/1993 NR3362 Bridgend 5 Whitworth, J.
28/07/1993 NR2863 Traigh an Luig, Loch Indaal 1 Harding, M.C. & J. Feeding in hogweed at 3 metres.Black legs & dumpy-darker plumage than Willow Warbler.
14/08/1993 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Craddock, P. & S. Grid ref 341635- in trees on left of approach track
07/11/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Johnson, C. seen & heard top end of wood
01/04/1994 NR3444 Singing Sands 1 Gulliver, R. & M. Calling in scrub, a little to SW of Sands
11/04/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st of yr
29/04/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
30/04/1994 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Whittaker, P. At least one singing in woods
02/05/1994 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 1 Johnson, C. by 1st bridge
03/05/1994 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Johnson, C.
12/05/1994 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Williams, M. Singing
15/05/1994 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Lopez & Hirsch Heard
16/05/1994 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
07/06/1994 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Emms, B. Recognised by song, approx. 100 yds apart
10/06/1994 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Emms, B. Singing
24/06/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
01/11/1994 NR2468 Coille 1 Hawker, D.
05/11/1994 NR2257 Bolsay 1 ap Rheinallt, T. collybita
07/04/1995 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st local
06/05/1995 NR1752 Cnoc Mor, Portnahaven 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M
06/05/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M
28/05/1995 NR4368 Dunlossit Woods 1 Ingham, B. Singing
06/09/1995 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
22/10/1995 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Boyce, Mr & Mrs One in garden
10/11/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
03/04/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB singing
06/04/1996 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Gordon, J. Singing
21/04/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB singing
08/10/1996 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/10/1996 NR2560 Coultorsay 1 Gordon, I.
02/11/1996 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
12/03/1997 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 Unknown visitor
12/03/1997 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Unknown visitor
12/03/1997 NR1852 Portnahaven Glen 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Newly arrived
20/03/1997 NR4347 Kildalton 2 Unknown visitor
07/04/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/04/1997 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
03/06/1997 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Smith, C.
05/06/1997 NR4267 Loch Allan 1 Smith, C.
06/06/1997 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 2 Smith, C. MM
12/06/1997 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Bradbury, P.N. All week
15/06/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
18/06/1997 NR4268 Lily Loch 1 Newton, Mr & Mrs P. Singing
18/06/1997 NR4268 Lily Loch 1 Newton, P.
23/10/1997 NR4167 Kilslevan 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
27/03/1998 NR2965 Coullabus 1 Bleaney, M.F.
27/03/1998 NR2965 Coullabus 1 Bleaney, M.F. Singing.
05/04/1998 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 INHT Newsletter First record of year.
05/04/1998 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Dawson, J.
07/04/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R.
20/04/1998 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J.
24/04/1998 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J. Still present - possibly a pair.
02/05/1998 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Newton, A.R. Not together - heard.
22/11/1998 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 McKay, C.R. Ordinary race
09/04/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 McKay, C.R. Singing
09/04/1999 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 McKay, C.R. Singing
07/05/1999 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 1 Shakespeare, A.W.
12/05/1999 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Singing
12/05/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Singing
12/05/1999 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Whitehouse, A. Singing
27/09/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Last record
29/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/10/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
10/04/2000 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
20/04/2000 NR4650 Ardmore 3 Mair, S.
02/05/2000 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Singing
17/05/2000 NR4368 Dunlossit Woods 1 Whitehouse, A. Singing
20/05/2000 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 ap Rheinallt, T. My only spring record
06/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
08/04/2001 NR2565 Cnoc Fada 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
15/04/2001 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Roberts, P. Singing male.
18/05/2001 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Ashall, J. Singing
13/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Singing
13/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
23/09/2002 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 1 ap Rheinallt, T. My only record in 2002
30/03/2004 NR2965 Coullabus 1 M Bleaney
02/04/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Gruinart staff First of spring
05/05/2004 NR3845 Laphroaig 1 Calle Ljungberg
07/05/2004 NR2871 Kilnave 1 T ap Rheinalt
22/05/2004 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 T ap Rheinalt
07/08/2004 NR2672 Muirnemeall 1 T ap Rheinalt Migrant in a rather out-of-the-way location
28/08/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 T ap Rheinalt
05/09/2004 NR2767 Gruinart Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt Also 10/9
01/10/2004 NR2767 Gruinart Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt Also 2/10, 8/10, 10/10
01/10/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
15/10/2004 NR2064 Coull Farm 1 Peter Swallow (BT)
23/10/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 C R McKay
26/10/2004 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 G Yates race tristis
04/11/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
30/11/2004 NR3059 Bowmore 1 B Williamson
30/11/2004 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Williamson, B
07/08/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
08/08/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
07/05/2006 NR1652 Port-a-Reidhleinn 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
09/05/2006 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 2 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
17/04/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor Woodland trail
19/03/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
06/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
23/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
07/11/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
19/05/2010 NR354626 Bridgend Woods 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
19/05/2010 NR345636 Loch Skerrols 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
31/05/2010 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Reavey, C
07/06/2011 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
15/06/2011 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Mark & Sally Johnson