Common House Martin

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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 0 Youngson, P
1975 NR5571 Ardfernal, Jura 0 Youngson, P
2003 NR276672 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO01-AO98 0 RSPB Gruinart staff
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
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 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 R.V
17/08/1957 NR4065 Loch Lossit 15 Walker, A.F.G Largest no. seen.
13/06/1972 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Rogers, J & Wingrove Woods between Bridgend and shore at Blackrock.
14/05/1973 NR4146 Ardbeg 1 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR4045 Lagavulin 0 John, A
09/06/1973 NR3966 Ballygrant 0 John, A
09/06/1973 NR3362 Bridgend 0 John, A
09/06/1973 NR3563 River Sorn, Woollen Mill 0 John, A
02/07/1974 NR3564 Eorrabus 3 Payne, K
24/08/1974 NR3362 Bridgend 15 Barden, P
17/08/1975 NR3163 Tayandock 15 Michael
17/08/1975 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Michael
08/05/1976 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 2 Ashby, C
04/06/1976 NR3968 Finlaggan 0 Glover, B.R Small parties.
21/05/1977 NR3052 Laggan Bay 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2066 Saligo Bay 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
11/06/1977 NR6487 Ardlussa, Jura 0 Roworth, P Small colony.
20/09/1977 NR3162 Carnain 0 Taylor, C.J On wires with swallows.
02/10/1977 NR4546 Port Ellen to Claggain Bay 0 Batty, D & P
12/05/1978 NR3362 Islay House 25 Walker, A.F.G
21/05/1979 NR2767 Aoradh, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Elliott, R.E.
22/05/1979 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Elliott, R.E. Feeding over loch, abundant.
31/05/1979 NR3566 Balole 0 Elliott, R.E. Around house.
01/08/1979 NR6486 Inverlussa, Jura 12 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P Low over birches.
01/08/1979 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 2 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P
28/05/1980 NR3566 Balole 0 Hickling, R.A.O 23 nests.
19/07/1980 NR3968 Finlaggan 1 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Campbell, B
09/09/1980 NR3059 Bowmore 2 Unknown
13/09/1980 NR3162 Carnain 38 Unknown On walk between Bowmore and Carnain.
13/09/1980 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Bellak, J.G, Binnie, A & Walker, A.F.G
20/05/1981 NR4551 Kintour 0 Elliott, R.E.
25/05/1981 NR3147 Kintra 1 Carr, G
29/05/1981 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Robinson, S.T
01/06/1981 NR4146 Ardbeg 1 Robinson, S.T
03/06/1981 NR3964 Knocklearoch 2 Robinson, S.T
04/06/1981 NR3664 Esknish 1 Robinson, S.T
05/06/1981 NR2066 Saligo 1 Robinson, S.T
08/06/1981 NR4168 Keills 1 Robinson, S.T
04/09/1982 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 0 Smith, M Small numbers.
29/04/1984 NR2855 Laggan 1 K.N.
29/04/1984 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 K.N.
29/04/1984 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 1 K.N.
29/04/1984 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 K.N.
24/04/1985 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 2 Elliott, R.E.
23/06/1985 NR2767 Aoradh, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 Carter, N
02/07/1985 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Carter, N
25/08/1985 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 4 Edensor, T
04/05/1986 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Palk, R.H
04/05/1986 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 2 Palk, R.H
17/05/1986 NR3461 Claggan 3 Elliott, R.E. Flew over Puddle Hole.
25/05/1986 NR2767 Aoradh, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Bullen, S
01/06/1986 NR2560 Coultorsay 0 Chanin, P
01/06/1986 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Chanin, P
01/06/1986 NR2166 Saligo River 1 Boulton, K
01/06/1986 NR3356 River Laggan, High Road to Low Road 0 Chanin, P Many along river.
02/06/1986 NR4045 Lagavulin 2 Smith, D.B
05/07/1986 NR3060 Bruichladdich to Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
06/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Bridgend Woods to Knockdon Farm to Islay House.
06/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Between Bruichladdich and Bowmore.
09/07/1986 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
11/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Between Bruichladdich & Bowmore.
14/07/1986 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
16/07/1986 NR4347 Kildalton 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
22/07/1986 NR1651 Orsay 6 Youngs, T
07/08/1986 NR3362 Bridgend 2 Coleman, A.E
17/08/1986 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 Ogden, T W side.
21/08/1986 NR3966 Ballygrant 6 Root, S
24/08/1986 NR3062 Blackrock 160 Elliott, R.E. With a few swallows, near holiday bungalow.
27/08/1986 NR2667 Carra-mhoine, RSPB Loch Gruinart 15 Bailey, R
29/08/1986 NR3162 Carnain 0 Elliott, R.E. Abundant around edge of trees and over salt flats.
03/06/1987 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J
03/07/1987 NR2053 Easter Ellister 0 Dawson, J
24/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
14/04/1993 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rockall, Mr & Mrs
14/04/1993 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rockall, Mr & Mrs
31/05/1993 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
02/05/1994 NR3563 Woollen Mill, Bridgend Woods 3 Johnson, C.
07/05/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Lopez & Hirsch Built nest on wall of tool shed
07/05/1994 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Lopez & Hirsch Built nest on wall of tool shed
20/05/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
12/07/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
25/08/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
20/10/1994 NR3362 Bridgend 2 Johnson, C.
25/04/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
04/05/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; 1st local
13/05/1995 NR3545 Imeraval 2 Gulliver, R. & M.
06/07/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/08/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Elliot, D. Only 1 seen.
29/08/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
24/04/1996 NR3162 Carnain 1 Gordon, J.
24/04/1996 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 1 Gordon, J.
28/04/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
04/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
05/05/1996 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
16/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
26/05/1996 NR3362 Bridgend 12 Wells, P.S. Flying up into eaves of cottage on A846 nr Wool Mill
26/05/1996 NR1653 Claddach 6 ap Rheinallt, T.
04/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
03/09/1996 NR1852 Portnahaven Glen 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
17/09/1996 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 15 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/09/1996 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
02/10/1996 NR2558 Port Charlotte 4 McHale, P.
10/05/1997 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First of year
11/06/1997 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Bradbury, P.N. Numerous
11/06/1997 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 10 Retson, I.
18/08/1997 NR4269 Caol Ila 3 Rae, S.
21/08/1997 NR4269 Caol Ila 2 Rae, S.
14/05/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 McKay, C.R.
27/05/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R.
06/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 Johnson, C.
15/07/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 15 RSPB
14/08/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 10 RSPB
20/08/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 10 McKay, C.R.
05/09/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 McKay, C.R.
03/05/1999 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First of spring
21/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 12 RSPB
23/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
26/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 25 RSPB
02/08/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 30 RSPB
21/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Wills, J.
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
21/04/2000 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 Featherstone, M.
21/04/2000 NR2255 Nerabus 1 Whitehouse, A.
21/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
28/04/2000 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 2 ap Rheinallt, T. First
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB Monthly maxima
19/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB staff
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB Monthly maxima
26/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB staff
27/04/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
02/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 RSPB
15/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
31/05/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Powell, R.
24/04/2002 NR2870 Garra Eallabus, Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
01/05/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 15 RSPB First date
05/05/2002 NR3563 Woollen Mill, Bridgend Woods 2 Shakespeare, A.W.
25/05/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 20 RSPB
23/06/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
23/06/2002 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 20 RSPB
05/07/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
23/07/2002 NR3444 Singing Sands 2 Spray, C., & Chisholm, H. Along cliffs behind beach
28/09/2002 NR2870 Garra Eallabus, Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T. Last remaining local birds
29/09/2002 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/10/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
01/10/2002 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
05/10/2002 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/10/2002 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Ogilvie, M.A. per RSPB Derbyshire group
16/04/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 1 RSPB Gruinart staff First of spring.
28/04/2003 NR284409 The Oa: Compt 68 2 Gus Keys
29/03/2004 NR2873 Ardnave 1 A Fuller very early
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
14/04/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB First of spring
20/04/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 1 T ap Rheinalt 1st local
21/04/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 T ap Rheinalt
22/04/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 C R McKay
23/04/2004 NR2742 Alt Dreasain, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
24/04/2004 NR2843 Creag an Fhamhair, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
06/05/2004 NR3040 Alt an Daimh, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
30/05/2004 NR4654 Ardtalla 0 MaryAnn Featherstone Breeding
23/07/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 100 T ap Rheinalt
08/09/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 0 C R McKay
28/09/2004 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 10 T ap Rheinalt
30/09/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 C R McKay
02/10/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt Last local
02/10/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 C R McKay Still at Creag Mhor colont
22/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
01/05/2005 NR2965 Coullabus 0 Mearns, R & B At least 4 pairs.
04/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
07/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
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
27/09/2005 NR2863 Uiskentuie 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
16/04/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/04/2006 NR4045 Dunyvaig 4 Gill, P
19/04/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. 1st of spring
23/04/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 16 Visitor
07/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 10 How
01/09/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 32 Visitor
03/10/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
05/10/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
11/09/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 3 Vol Farmland birds
17/09/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Vol Farmland birds
22/04/2010 NR298658 Coullabus 1 Bleaney, M
09/05/2010 NR165529 Port a Reidhleinn 4 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
11/05/2010 NR1653 Claddach 1 Reavey, C
26/06/2010 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Cheesley, P & H
04/07/2010 NR4146 Ardbeg 10 Ian Forbes Have seen more on Islay in one week than all summer on mainland
07/06/2011 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
08/06/2011 NR3867 Loch Finlaggan 2 Mark & Sally Johnson