Common Swift

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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 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 0 Youngson, P
1982 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 0 Jackson, B
1982 NR3147 Kintra 0 Jackson, B
08/07/1949 NR3362 Bridgend 9 R.V
08/07/1949 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 R.V
16/05/1970 NR3060 Islay 1 Booth, C.G.
29/05/1970 NR3060 Islay 1 Booth, C.G.
08/06/1971 NR3060 Islay 1 Booth, C.G.
19/07/1972 NR3445 Over Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G.
25/07/1972 NR3445 Over Cairnmore 30 Booth, C.G. 09:30hrs
19/06/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Verrall, K
26/06/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 2 Verrall, K
01/07/1973 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 2 Langsbury, G
03/07/1973 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 2 Booth, C.G.
15/07/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 2 Verrall, K
25/08/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 2 Verrall, K
03/09/1973 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Booth, C.G.
25/06/1974 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
09/06/1975 NR5978 Lagg, Jura 2 Davies, G
12/06/1976 NR3545 Port Ellen 1 Booth, C.G.
26/05/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Elliott, R.E. Aros na Mara.
26/05/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Elliott, R.E.
04/07/1977 NR3545 Port Ellen 10 Brody, P Feeding flock.
12/07/1977 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Brody, P Off headland, flying out to sea.
27/05/1978 NR1553 Rubha na Faing 2 Robinson, S.T
06/09/1978 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 2 Clarke, A
05/06/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
07/06/1979 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 44 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Light passage.
23/06/1979 NR3363 Eallabus 1 Williams, M Records reported in 1980.
29/07/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
25/05/1981 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 Elliott, R.E. Flying NE at junction.
01/06/1981 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Robinson, S.T
01/06/1981 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Robinson, S.T
01/06/1981 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Robinson, S.T
14/06/1981 NR3251 Airport 1 Booth, C.G.
23/06/1981 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
02/06/1983 NR2855 Laggan 1 Elliott, R.E. Over rocks by beach then over Point.
11/05/1984 NR3147 Kintra 1 K.N.
15/04/1985 NR3562 Stone Cottage, Bridgend Woods 1 Elliott, R.E. Over Daill burn.
30/06/1985 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Vasey, R
04/07/1985 NR3171 Killinallan 3 Vasey, R
04/07/1985 NR3362 Bridgend 3 Vasey, R
05/07/1985 NR2558 Port Charlotte 4 Vasey, R
12/07/1985 NR3562 Stone Cottage, Bridgend Woods 1 Elliott, R.E. Over Daill burn.
21/05/1986 NR2557 Carn, Port Charlotte 0 Dawson, J
11/06/1986 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Lang, D.C
29/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 1 Whitworth, J.
13/05/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/05/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. a.m.
13/05/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >N; 1st of yr
25/06/1994 NR1653 Claddach 10 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/07/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
01/07/1994 NR1955 Ballimony 4 Ogilvie, M.A. flying over S
01/07/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
02/07/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 ap Rheinallt, T. Most in off sea
02/07/1994 NR2358 Gleann Mor 2 Ogilvie, M.A. nr Octomore, Port Charlotte
02/07/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >E
03/07/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 0 ap Rheinallt, T. Quite a lot about
03/07/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 7 ap Rheinallt, T. >SE
07/07/1994 NR2965 Erasaid 3 Little, C., & Edwards, D. Grid Ref 294653. Feeding on wing
08/07/1994 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
03/08/1994 NR3660 Neriby 1 Draper, I. Flying over farm cottage
03/08/1994 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Dawson, J.
04/08/1994 NR2667 Kilchoman Schoolhouse, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 Miller, I. With Martins & Swallows, disappered at onset of rain
14/08/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 12 RSPB
19/08/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
23/08/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/08/1994 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Paget, R. First time seen by observer in village
21/10/1994 NR2066 Saligo 1 Brown, N. Flying SE c.1 mile N of Saligo Bay
10/04/1995 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Gilbert, D.
03/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
18/05/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st local
23/06/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 7 ap Rheinallt, T.
25/06/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 4 ap Rheinallt, T.
28/06/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
08/07/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 9 ap Rheinallt, T.
09/07/1995 NR2255 Nerabus 10 ap Rheinallt, T.
09/07/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 76 ap Rheinallt, T. 3 a.m., 73 evening >SE
11/07/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 8 ap Rheinallt, T. >E
13/07/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
29/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
30/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
30/07/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >E
01/08/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/08/1995 NR1652 Portnahaven 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
22/05/1996 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Gordon, J.
25/05/1996 NR2157 Beinn Tart a'Mhill 1 Wells, P.S.
26/05/1996 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Wells, P.S.
26/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
26/05/1996 NR1653 Claddach 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
27/05/1996 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Wells, P.S.
28/05/1996 NR3559 Mulindry 1 Wells, P.S.
29/05/1996 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Wells, P.S.
06/06/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
07/06/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >N
13/06/1996 NR3545 Port Ellen 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
14/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
14/06/1996 NR1755 Lossit Bay 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
15/06/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
16/06/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >E
19/06/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 10 ap Rheinallt, T.
19/06/1996 NR1652 Portnahaven 45 Linfoot, C. Passing E
25/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
16/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 ap Rheinallt, T. >N
17/07/1996 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
17/07/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 8 ap Rheinallt, T. >SE and >S
18/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
07/06/1997 NR3362 Islay House 4 Smith, C.
11/06/1997 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Bradbury, P.N. Numerous
24/06/1997 NR3147 Kintra 1 Hutcheson, M.
08/07/1997 NR1651 Port Wemyss 35 ap Rheinallt, T. Flock
10/07/1997 NR2965 Coullabus 3 Bleaney, M.F.
11/07/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 7 RSPB
11/07/1997 NR2965 Coullabus 1 Bleaney, M.F.
11/07/1997 NR3151 Knockangle Point 11 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
19/07/1997 NR3147 Kintra 7 Gulliver, R. & M.
22/07/1997 NR1651 Port Wemyss 5 ap Rheinallt, T. >SE
04/09/1997 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Bleaney, M.F.
04/09/1997 NR4279 Rubh'a'Mhail 1 Thomson, P.
14/05/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R.
06/06/1998 NR2963 Blackpark 1 Cook, A.S.
06/06/1998 NR3062 Blackrock 1 Local resident
07/06/1998 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Johnson, C. Flying over.
20/07/1998 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 2 Cook, A.S.
20/07/1998 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 2 Local resident West side of L. Gruinart.
22/07/1998 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 3 Cook, A.S.
31/08/1998 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Robinson, P.
31/08/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Robinson, P.
31/08/1998 NR2769 Leckgruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Robinson, P.
31/08/1998 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Robinson, P.
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P.
03/09/1998 NR2558 Port Charlotte 2 Robinson, P.
04/09/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R.
15/06/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
24/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Rout, F.
25/06/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 4 Whitehouse, A.
02/07/1999 NR3360 Gartmain 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
09/07/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
28/07/1999 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Whitehouse, A.
29/07/1999 NR2965 Coullabus 2 Bleaney, M.F.
30/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
30/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
30/07/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 3 Whitehouse, A.
26/08/1999 NR3162 Carnain 1 Robinson, P.
26/08/1999 NR3362 Bridgend 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
26/08/1999 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 1 Robinson, P.
17/09/1999 NR2858 Gartbreck 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB Monthly maxima
17/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB staff
28/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >E
02/07/2000 NR3545 Port Ellen 2 Mills, T.
03/07/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
22/07/2000 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 5 Whitehouse, A.
22/07/2000 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Whitehouse, A.
27/07/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
16/06/2001 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Only 2001 record, but I was away all July
24/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/06/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Butterworth, K.
25/06/2001 NR395978 Colonsay 1 Butterworth, K. Over sea on approach to port
27/06/2001 NR4356 Beinn Bheigeir 4 Roberts, P.
23/10/2001 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Holmes, J. & C. Flying south.
27/05/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/06/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/06/2002 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Greenwood, A.
17/06/2002 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 Greenwood, A.
20/06/2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 Greenwood, A.
22/06/2002 NR2355 Craigfad 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Only record of 2002
02/10/2002 NR4348 Loch a'Chnuic 1 Johnson, M. & S. Flying towards land
11/05/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
20/05/2003 NR284666 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO30 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
13/05/2004 NR2259 Gearach 1 C R McKay
30/06/2004 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
19/07/2004 NR1854 Ben Cladville 1 C R McKay
22/07/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt
23/07/2004 NR2769 Airigh Ghlas, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
23/07/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 1 T ap Rheinalt
04/08/2004 NR4653 Claggain Bay 12 T ap Rheinalt
08/08/2004 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
09/08/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 18 C R McKay
09/08/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 2 T ap Rheinalt
12/08/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 130 C R McKay +
12/08/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 160 T ap Rheinalt Minimum - 130 at 13h00, 160 at 16h30
12/08/2004 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 14 J How RSPB
29/06/2005 NR2863 Uiskentuie 1 MacGillivray, F
12/06/2008 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
09/08/2008 NR277726 Ardnave 1 How
19/07/2010 NR2063 Machir Bay 1 Becky Williamson, Tim Drew, Elaine Brown flying beneath stormy stay
12/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
13/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 1 Mark & Sally Johnson
14/06/2011 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 Peter Roberts
16/06/2011 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 15 Unknown 145+
06/07/2011 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Mark Shields