Common Pochard

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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
08/01/1971 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 20 Henty, C.J
17/01/1971 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 6 Booth, C.G.
16/02/1972 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Booth, C.G.
18/03/1972 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 A.K Male.
17/05/1972 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 Booth, C.G. also on 22/5.
01/06/1972 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 3 Booth, C.G. 1 male; 2 females
15/10/1972 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 14 Booth, C.G.
20/10/1972 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 McCubbin, B
26/02/1973 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Smout, C
09/06/1973 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 John, A Pair.
04/10/1973 NR4090 Colonsay 6 Harling, J 3 pairs on small Colonsay loch.
15/03/1974 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Clugston, D.L & Shenton, D.C Pair.
15/03/1974 NR2053 Easter Ellister 5 Clugston, D.L & Shenton, D.C
22/03/1974 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Davies, M & Heubeck, M Male + female.
29/06/1974 NR2053 Easter Ellister Loch 4 Alexander, S.M.D 2 pairs with tufted duck.
01/07/1974 NR2053 Easter Ellister Loch 2 Payne, K
02/07/1974 NR2053 Easter Ellister Loch 7 Payne, K
06/10/1974 NR4065 Loch Lossit 8 Booth, C.G.
17/08/1975 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Michael
15/11/1975 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 100 Oliver, M
29/12/1975 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 8 Unknown
25/01/1976 NR4267 Loch Allan 45 Booth, C.G.
30/01/1976 NR3044 Glenastle 40 Booth, C.G.
23/02/1976 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 Booth, C.G.
28/02/1976 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 Clugston, D
28/02/1976 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 15 Clugston, D
14/09/1976 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Elliott, R.E. Abundant.
02/10/1976 NR2365 Loch Gorm 10 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J
02/10/1976 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 30 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J
02/10/1976 NR4065 Loch Lossit 28 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J
03/10/1976 NR2365 Loch Gorm 9 Booth, C.G.
15/10/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Brown, K
11/07/1977 NR3867 Loch Finlaggan 3 Brody, P
04/10/1977 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Batty, D & P Along coast between Bowmore and Bridgend.
15/10/1977 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Elliott, R.E.
19/10/1977 NR2365 Loch Gorm 6 Elliott, R.E. Boat station.
21/10/1977 NR4348 Loch nan Diol 1 Andrew, D Female.
21/10/1977 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Andrew, D
21/10/1977 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Andrew, D Male.
05/11/1977 NR2873 Ardnave 1 Davies, M Female.
20/11/1977 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 60 Robinson, S.T
15/01/1978 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 3 Booth, C.G.
14/03/1978 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 Bell, M.V
28/03/1978 NR3044 Glenastle Lochs, RSPB The Oa 2 Meakin, A Male.
22/10/1978 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Carr, G Male + female.
03/01/1979 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 8 Milne, D
19/02/1979 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 Andrew, D
19/02/1979 NR2458 Port Charlotte pond 1 Andrew, D Female.
18/03/1979 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Elliott, R.E.
20/03/1979 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 Elliott, R.E.
19/10/1979 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 25 Booth, C.G.
28/11/1979 NR2873 Ardnave 12 Robinson, S.T
29/11/1979 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 13 Robinson, S.T
14/01/1980 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 51 Booth, C.G.
12/02/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Sparks, P.H & G.M.B
03/03/1980 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 Coffey, P & L
03/03/1980 NR3056 River Laggan (unspecified) 1 Coffey, P & L
15/03/1980 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Elliott, R.E.
23/03/1980 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Elliott, R.E.
24/03/1980 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Taylor, C Small numbers most days.
30/04/1980 NR2873 Ardnave 1 Williams, M Female.
13/09/1980 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 Bellak, J.G, Binnie, A & Walker, A.F.G
13/09/1980 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 6 Unknown
20/09/1980 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Unknown
08/12/1980 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 42 Stroud, D
16/01/1981 NR2873 Ardnave 30 Crawshaw, J & Warwick, S
16/12/1981 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 0 Elliott, R.E.
26/12/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 100 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Location either inland route to Ballygrant or Laggan Bay.
29/12/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 100 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Location either Bridgend & Loch Skerrols or Saligo Bay area.
09/02/1982 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 Elliott, R.E.
19/03/1982 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 5 Clugston, D 3 males + 2 females.
29/10/1982 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 50 Elliott, R.E.
02/04/1984 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Elliott, R.E. Boat station.
20/01/1985 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 8 Critchley, A
02/02/1985 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Bamforth, et al. Female.
02/01/1986 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 122 Elliott, R.E.
03/01/1986 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 30 Critchley, A
26/01/1986 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Elliott, R.E. Male.
22/02/1986 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Butterworth, P
23/07/1986 NR5673 Lowlandman's Bay, Jura 0 Youngs, T
06/10/1986 NR2365 Loch Gorm 20 Russell, D & T
09/10/1986 NR4267 Loch Allan 2 Elliott, R.E.
10/10/1986 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 6 Elliott, R.E. Off Castle Island.
11/10/1987 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Hamilton, F
11/10/1987 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 5 Hamilton, F
25/10/1987 NR2365 Loch Gorm 2 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/10/1987 NR3160 Power Station, Bowmore, Loch Indaal 2 Bristol Ornithological Club 1 male + 1 female, seen on different days.
25/10/1993 NR2365 Loch Gorm 170 Prytherch, R.J.
26/10/1993 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 65 Prytherch, R.J.
27/10/1993 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 20 Carr, G.
29/10/1993 NR2365 Loch Gorm 43 Prytherch, R.J.
07/11/1993 NR2365 Loch Gorm 25 Johnson, C.
11/11/1993 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 12 Johnson, C.
11/11/1993 NR4066 Loch nan Cadhan 3 Johnson, C.
13/11/1993 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 25 Johnson, C.
24/11/1993 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 110 Butterworth, K. Grid ref 340639
28/12/1993 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 Anderson, G.
22/01/1994 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 2 Nattress, B. MM
05/10/1994 NR2365 Loch Gorm 30 Davidson, Mr & Mrs H. At least 30
15/10/1994 NR2265 Eilean Nan Uan, Loch Gorm 15 ap Rheinallt, T.
16/10/1994 NR2365 Loch Gorm 30 Johnson, C.
19/10/1994 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Leven, J. van't.
21/10/1994 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Johnson, C.
22/10/1994 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 3 Johnson, C.
24/10/1994 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Leven, J. van't.
07/11/1994 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 30 Wergan, R. & S.
08/11/1994 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 100 Wergan, R. & S.
09/11/1994 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 70 Butterworth, K.
21/11/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
22/11/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
24/11/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
16/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
20/12/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
19/01/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
25/02/1995 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
15/08/1995 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 RSPB
15/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
19/10/1995 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 RSPB
24/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB 2M and 2F
25/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
26/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
05/11/1995 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 18 Johnson, C.
17/01/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 36 RSPB
13/02/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 36 RSPB
14/03/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 22 RSPB
01/10/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 RSPB
16/10/1996 NR2365 Loch Gorm 17 ap Rheinallt, T.
18/10/1996 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 28 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/10/1996 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 51 Ogilvie, M.A.
31/10/1996 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 105 Wergan, R. & S.
02/11/1996 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 68 Johnson, C.
21/11/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 37 RSPB
24/11/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 8 RSPB
03/12/1996 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 70 Ogilvie, M.A.
15/12/1996 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 30 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/01/1997 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 3 RSPB
14/02/1997 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 6 RSPB
16/02/1997 NR2365 Loch Gorm 10 Clugston, D.
16/02/1997 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 17 Clugston, D.
01/03/1997 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 McKeown, D.
10/10/1997 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 12 Barker, A.
14/10/1997 NR2365 Loch Gorm 12 Goodall, A.
19/10/1997 NR3262 Bridgend Merse, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M; unusual location
24/10/1997 NR3062 Glenburn, Loch Indaal 1 James, P. Ad M with Scaup flock
29/10/1997 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 4 Richardson, D.
30/10/1997 NR2365 Loch Gorm 15 Tigwell, E.
05/11/1997 NR4267 Loch Allan 5 Tigwell, E.
02/12/1997 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 27 Ogilvie, M.A.
14/01/1998 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 35 Ogilvie, M.A.
22/01/1998 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 36 Votier, S.C.
20/12/1998 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Cook, A.S.
20/12/1998 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 10 Cook, A.S.
08/01/1999 NR3044 Glenastle, RSPB The Oa 1 Whitehouse, A. On loch
24/02/1999 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 9 ap Rheinallt, T.
09/10/1999 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 4 Johnson, C.
10/10/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; my 1st record in P'haven area
23/10/1999 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Whitehouse, A. M
26/10/1999 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
28/10/1999 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
03/11/1999 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Moore, A.S.
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
18/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Unknown visitor
20/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F on floods
22/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F on floods
22/09/2000 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 RSPB
24/09/2000 NR2464 Sunderland 11 RSPB staff
24/09/2000 NR2365 Loch Gorm 11 RSPB staff
14/10/2000 NR2365 Loch Gorm 7 ap Rheinallt, T.
02/11/2000 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Travis, C.
27/12/2000 NR3867 Loch Finlaggan 3 Richards, B.
19/02/2001 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 ap Rheinallt, T.
06/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
04/10/2001 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Johnson, T.
21/10/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/10/2001 NR2365 Loch Gorm 4 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Hogg, J. M
22/10/2001 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 Hogg, J. MM
24/10/2001 NR2365 Loch Gorm 30 Hogg, J.
06/11/2001 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 8 Wilson, C.
21/12/2001 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 RSPB
28/12/2001 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 6 ap Rheinallt, T.
28/12/2001 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
30/12/2001 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 RSPB
02/01/2002 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 10 ap Rheinallt, T.
19/01/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Richardson, M.
23/01/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 RSPB
23/01/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
03/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
04/02/2002 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 10 Ogilvie, M.A.
06/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
10/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
10/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
13/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
15/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/02/2002 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 10 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
20/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
24/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
25/02/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
28/02/2002 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 5 Ogilvie, M.A.
02/03/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
05/03/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
21/10/2002 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 Sutton, R., & FSC
27/10/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/10/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Juv
28/10/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
30/10/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
31/10/2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
03/11/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
04/11/2002 NR2365 Loch Gorm 17 Phillips, M.
05/11/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/11/2002 NR3160 Power Station, Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
10/11/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
11/11/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 7 RSPB
17/11/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 10 Clark, I & L
17/11/2002 NR4065 Loch Lossit 4 Clark, I & L
17/11/2002 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 20 Clark, I & L
05/12/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 7 ap Rheinallt, T.
16/12/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 RSPB
16/12/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
22/12/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 Richards, B. 3 MM
27/12/2002 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 37 Richards, B.
29/12/2002 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 7 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/02/2003 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 25 Clugston, D.
08/05/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 1 RSPB Gruinart staff male
22/10/2003 NR284727 Ardnave: Compt AN37 6 RSPB Gruinart staff
24/10/2003 NR284727 Ardnave: Compt AN37 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
13/11/2003 NR284727 Ardnave: Compt AN37 12 RSPB Gruinart staff
15/11/2003 NR284727 Ardnave: Compt AN37 20 RSPB Gruinart staff
17/11/2003 NR284727 Ardnave: Compt AN37: Ardnave Loch WeBS 8 RSPB Gruinart staff
12/02/2004 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 23 Glasgow RSPB
13/02/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 3 RSPB Gruinart staff WeBS
13/02/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 T ap Rheinalt Also 21/2
17/02/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
19/02/2004 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 48 T ap Rheinalt
17/10/2004 NR2873 Ardnave 4 Peter Swallow (BT)
19/10/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 11 C R McKay
26/10/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 4 RAF Bird Club
26/10/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 5 RAF Bird Club
27/10/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 5 Julie Hogg (BT) 4 male and 1 female
27/10/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 18 RAF Bird Club
27/10/2004 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 2 RAF Bird Club
29/10/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 7 Julie Hogg (BT) 6 males and a female on Loch Gorm
12/11/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 3 RSPB Gruinart staff WeBS
01/12/2004 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 20 Greenwood, A
02/12/2004 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 20 A Greenwood +
07/12/2004 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 7 J How RSPB
14/01/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 Gruinart Staff
14/03/2005 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Grant, G
08/11/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 3 Gruinart Staff
15/11/2005 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
26/01/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 9 How, J.
30/01/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 10 How, J.
16/03/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Gruinart Staff
21/10/2006 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Lewin, A.E Male.
21/11/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Gruinart Staff
27/11/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 3 How, J.
15/12/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 Gruinart Staff
08/10/2007 NR2873 Ardnave 2 Gruinart Staff
03/11/2007 NR2873 Ardnave 1 Fotheringham, C.
12/11/2008 NR277726 Ardnave 6 Gruinart Staff
17/11/2008 NR277726 Ardnave 2 Gruinart Staff
16/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
19/10/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 3 How