Common Cuckoo

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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
1975 NR5571 Knockrome, Jura 1 Youngson, P On telegraph wire. Frequently seen.
2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 0 RSPB Present in breeding season
2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Present in breeding season
2002 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 RSPB Present in breeding season
2003 NR276672 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO01-AO98 0 RSPB Gruinart staff
2003 NR277726 Ardnave: Compt KN01-KN33 AN01-AN42 0 RSPB Gruinart staff
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Fotheringham, C.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Moncrieff, H.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2007 NR2873 Ardnave 0 Fotheringham, C.
08/07/1949 NR3059 Bowmore 0 R.V Juv. fed by meadow pipits.
03/08/1970 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Hilditch, W.G Being fed by meadow pipit.
29/04/1971 NR4146 Ardbeg 1 Booth, C.G. 1st
30/04/1972 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. 1st
16/06/1972 NR4369 Port Askaig 0 Rogers, J & Wingrove Port Askaig woods to Loch Allan.
21/04/1973 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. 1st heard
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 John, A
18/07/1974 NR3358 Tallant 1 Booth, C.G. seen
19/07/1974 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
24/04/1975 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. 1st heard
06/05/1975 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. Singing, 04:50
01/06/1975 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 0 Davies, G Probable breeding, small numbers noted on a number of occasions.
01/05/1976 NR2664 Foreland House 0 Taylor, C.J First heard 1/5.
04/06/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Glover, B.R Widespread.
19/06/1976 NR2863 Traigh an Luig 1 Booth, C.G. chased off by Yellowhammer
24/08/1976 NR3845 Laphroaig 1 Booth, C.G.
01/05/1977 NR3062 Blackrock 1 Booth, C.G.
17/05/1977 NR3364 Knockdon 1 Booth, C.G. with Meadow Pipits for over hr, trying to find nest
21/05/1977 NR3445 Kilnaughton 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2664 Foreland House 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2264 Loch Gorm S 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR3245 Lower Cragabus 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR4269 Caol Ila road 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
22/05/1977 NR2662 Kentraw 2 Elliott, R.E. With 4 meadow pipits, being fed by them. 1 'cuckooing'.
26/05/1977 NR2965 Erasaid 1 Elliott, R.E. On telegraph pole, meadow pipits close by.
28/05/1977 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard.
01/06/1977 NR1955 Ballimony 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard, Ballimony/Octofad.
04/06/1977 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Robinson, S.T Good numbers.
14/05/1978 NR2763 Tynacoile 1 Elliott, R.E. With meadow pipits on wires.
16/05/1978 NR3547 Druim Iriseig 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard.
20/05/1978 NR2967 Craigens 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard and seen.
21/05/1978 NR3659 Cluanach 1 Elliott, R.E. Cluanach/ Cattadale. Heard. Seen to dive into trees followed by 2 small birds.
21/05/1978 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Elliott, R.E. Heard.
21/05/1978 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Elliott, R.E.
22/05/1978 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Elliott, R.E. N of loch.
01/07/1978 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Watt, J Male.
08/05/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 0 Booth, C.G. Calling
22/05/1979 NR2358 Gleann Mor 1 Elliott, R.E. With 2 meadow pipits.
22/05/1979 NR4071 Loch Staoisha 0 Elliott, R.E. Wood to NW of loch.
23/05/1979 NR4246 Ardbeg to Kildalton 0 Elliott, R.E.
30/05/1979 NR3564 Eorrabus 0 Elliott, R.E.
31/05/1979 NR3064 Lyrabus 0 Elliott, R.E. Over rough pasture.
02/06/1979 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 2 Elliott, R.E. Electric pylon.
07/06/1979 NR4373 Islay or Jura (unspecified location) 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Widespread, particularly on Jura.
01/08/1979 NR6486 Inverlussa, Jura 1 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P Being fed by reed bunting SW of Inverlussa.
04/05/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
31/05/1980 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Carr, G Head of loch.
31/05/1980 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Carr, G
31/05/1980 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Carr, G
07/05/1981 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
03/05/1985 NR3760 Dun Nosebridge 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard in sparse wood.
07/05/1985 NR2863 Traigh an Luig, Loch Indaal 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard on wooded slopes.
16/05/1985 NR2159 Loch Conailbhe 1 Elliott, R.E. Male.
17/05/1985 NR3548 Leorin 1 Elliott, R.E.
17/05/1985 NR4550 Kildalton Church 2 Elliott, R.E. Male seen and heard, female seen.
17/05/1985 NR3554 Torra River 1 Elliott, R.E. Seen near river bridge.
17/05/1985 NR4348 Cnoc Rhaonastil, Kildalton 1 Elliott, R.E. Male heard.
19/05/1985 NR3454 Torra 1 Elliott, R.E. On wires.
02/06/1985 NR4165 Lossit Farm 0 Elliott, R.E. Heard in various woods all day.
22/07/1985 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Elliott, R.E. Flitting between bushes. Between E and W Ellister.
06/05/1986 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Elliott, R.E. Reported by visitor.
20/05/1986 NR2664 Foreland 1 Elliott, R.E. Calling.
20/05/1986 NR2965 Eresaid Wood 1 Elliott, R.E. Flew into wood and called. Possibly same one heard at Foreland earlier.
25/05/1986 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Elliott, R.E.
02/06/1986 NR3763 Coile na Dalach 0 Elliott, R.E. Plantation of sycamore at N end near Esknish.
02/06/1986 NR3763 Coile na Dalach 0 Elliott, R.E. Wood.
11/06/1986 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Lang, D.C
13/06/1986 NR3860 Cattadale 1 Elliott, R.E. In woods to SE.
13/06/1986 NR3864 Tiervaagain 1 Elliott, R.E. In small wood to N.
15/06/1986 NR4553 Claggain Wood 1 Elliott, R.E. Calling.
09/05/1987 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Elliott, R.E.
11/05/1987 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 0 Unknown
16/05/1987 NR2965 Erasaid 2 Elliott, R.E.
25/05/1987 NR2158 Olistadh 0 Elliott, R.E. Wood.
25/05/1987 NR2158 Olistadh 1 Elliott, R.E. At wood.
31/05/1987 NR3245 Lower Cragabus 1 Elliott, R.E. In wood.
11/06/1987 NR2664 Foreland 1 Elliott, R.E. By roadside.
28/07/1987 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 0 Gifford, T
31/05/1992 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 0 Whitworth, J.
14/04/1993 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 2 Rockall, Mr & Mrs
01/05/1993 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 2 Johnson, C.
05/05/1993 NR4654 Ardtalla 0 Johnson, C. over fields
05/05/1993 NR2664 Foreland House 2 Smith, N.A. Heard at Tynabeinne
05/05/1993 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Smith, N.A. Heard
05/05/1993 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 0 Johnson, C.
26/05/1993 NR3171 Killinallan 0 Clarkson, E., & Mann, K.
03/06/1993 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Whitworth, J. Single calling from top of power pole, as for last few years!
27/05/1994 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 0 Clarkson, E.
16/06/1994 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 Torney, M. & D. Invaded Meadow Pipit`s nest
04/05/1995 NR1955 Ballimony 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
16/05/1995 NR1752 Cnoc Mor, Portnahaven 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st ever local patch
25/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
09/08/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
12/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB m calling
13/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
14/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB m calling
16/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB m calling
29/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
29/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB m calling
02/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB m calling
07/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB m calling
16/06/1996 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
19/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB singing m
20/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB singing m
21/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB singing m
11/05/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/05/1997 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 4 ap Rheinallt, T. Inc adj squares; new arrivals
31/05/1997 NR2967 Craigens 0 Johnson, C.
01/06/1997 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Johnson, C.
09/06/1997 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 Bradbury, P.N. Calling.
10/06/1997 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 Bradbury, P.N. Calling.
12/06/1997 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 Bradbury, P.N. Calling.
15/06/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 9 RSPB Calling birds
23/04/1998 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J.
09/06/1998 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Johnson, C. Around L.Gruinart House.
02/07/1998 NR3968 Finlaggan 1 Holding, D.J. & A.E. Male calling.
22/04/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/04/1999 NR2966 Corsapol 1 RSPB
01/05/1999 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Gulliver, R. & M.
01/05/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 3 Whitehouse, A. At least 3 calling in May
02/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Shakespeare, A.W.
11/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/07/1999 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Whitehouse, A. Juvenile
28/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
30/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Beck, G.
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
28/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F.
29/04/2000 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Calling
01/05/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Stoneman, J.
02/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Stoneman, J.
07/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Stoneman, J.
08/05/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB
08/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Stoneman, J.
20/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
31/05/2000 NR2257 Bolsay 4 Whitehouse, A. Calling birds
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Monthly maxima
07/06/2000 NR2362 Gleann Osamail 1 Whitehouse, A.
15/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Unknown visitor
19/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
22/06/2000 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Whitehouse, A.
26/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
29/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Unknown visitor
27/04/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
30/04/2001 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
05/05/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R.
31/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Powell, R. Heard from hide.
07/08/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
15/08/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
17/04/2002 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 MacLellan, L.
21/04/2002 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
23/04/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB First date
26/04/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Calling
16/05/2002 NR2667 Maol Bhuidhe, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/05/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
14/07/2002 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Juv
21/04/2003 NR281667 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO29 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
22/04/2003 NR274670 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO23 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
25/05/2003 NR278657 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO97 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
09/06/2003 NR286449 The Oa: Compt 59 1 Gus Keys
19/07/2003 NR269668 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO95 1 RSPB Gruinart staff Juvenile plumage bird.
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
01/04/2004 NR2873 Ardnave 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
24/04/2004 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB First of spring
25/04/2004 NR3759 Kynagarry W Plantation 1 C R McKay
07/05/2004 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Calle Ljungberg
07/05/2004 NR2767 Gruinart Hide, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Calle Ljungberg
08/05/2004 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Calle Ljungberg
12/05/2004 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
30/05/2004 NR4654 Ardtalla 2 MaryAnn Featherstone
09/06/2004 NR4557 Proaig 2 MaryAnn Featherstone
17/06/2004 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB Pair
18/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
01/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
20/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
22/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
30/06/2005 NR277726 Ardnave 0 Fotheringham
30/06/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How
01/07/2005 NR277726 Ardnave 0 How
01/07/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How
15/07/2005 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 McKay, C
18/04/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
19/04/2006 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Unknown
23/04/2006 NR3868 Finlaggan Plantation 1 Gill, P
25/04/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
07/05/2006 NR2259 Gearach 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
08/05/2006 NR2667 Kilchoman Schoolhouse, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
22/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
01/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. chased by willow warblers
02/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor Behind carpark
11/06/2007 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Walsh, J Heard.
27/04/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
29/04/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
02/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
11/05/2008 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Becky Williamson, Lynda Cooper Heard from top of sgabh bheac
05/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
21/09/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
27/09/2008 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Jeremy Hastings Juv
17/04/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 1 Visitor Heard from Garra Eallabus
18/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
19/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
10/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
21/07/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
11/04/2010 NR2464 Sunderland 0 Unknown
21/04/2010 NR2256 Bolsay 1 Gill, P & N
25/04/2010 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Reavey, C
28/04/2010 NR295655 Coullabus 1 Bleaney, M
09/05/2010 NR186525 Wester Ellister 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
05/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 1 Mark & Sally Johnson Grey Day
08/06/2011 NR3867 Loch Finlaggan 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
10/06/2011 NR2664 Foreland 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
10/06/2011 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Mark & Sally Johnson Sunny day
12/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
12/06/2011 NR4268 Lily Loch 0 Mark & Sally Johnson