Common Whitethroat

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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
1974 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 15 Verrall, K
1975 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 16 Verrall, K
1976 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 6 Verrall, K
1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 5 Verrall, K
1982 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Jackson, B Singing in Gruinart cottage.
1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 9 RSPB Territories
2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2002 NR2769 Leckgruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Whole reserve count singing males
2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB Whole reserve count singing males
2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Present in breeding season
2003 NR276672 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO01-AO98 0 RSPB Gruinart staff 6 singing birds found in casual survey.
2003 NR277726 Ardnave: Compt KN01-KN33 AN01-AN42 0 RSPB Gruinart staff 1 singing bird found on casual survey.
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 8 How, J.
08/07/1949 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 R.V
17/08/1957 NR2858 Gartbreck 0 Walker, A.F.G Several. Seen in 3 other localities.
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR3059 Bowmore 1 John, A Heard & seen to S of Bowmore.
04/06/1974 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 0 Langford, D Several singing males between Seal bay and Claggain bay.
29/06/1974 NR3057 Clachantachree 1 Alexander, S.M.D Male in song.
29/06/1974 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Alexander, S.M.D Male in song.
29/06/1974 NR3570 Lochan Broach 0 Alexander, S.M.D In glen between Beinn Bhreac and Beinn nam Fitheach.
01/07/1974 NR1752 Cnoc Mor, Portnahaven 1 Payne, K
02/07/1974 NR3972 Staoisha Eararach 4 Payne, K 2 juv.
30/08/1974 NR4963 Brosdale, Jura 1 Barden, P
16/05/1975 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. singing
28/06/1975 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. singing
05/05/1976 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 0 Ashby, C
17/05/1976 NR2362 Gleann Osamail 4 Hickling, R.A.O Males singing.
04/06/1976 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Glover, B.R Several seen in area.
14/05/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
25/05/1977 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Elliott, R.E. Bushes in carpark.
27/05/1977 NR2565 Cnoc Fada 0 Elliott, R.E. To S in group of bushes.
28/05/1977 NR4267 Loch Allan 0 Elliott, R.E. 1 in 8ft spruce plantation, several by dyke/path to loch.
02/06/1977 NR3662 Daill 1 Elliott, R.E. By new conifer plantation, adult male.
11/06/1977 NR5978 Lagg Bay, Jura 1 Roworth, P
11/06/1977 NR5381 Loch Tarbert, Jura 1 Roworth, P
19/06/1977 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Langsbury, G
19/06/1977 NR1856 Lossit 0 Langsbury, G
19/06/1977 NR3758 Kynagarry 0 Langsbury, G The Glen, no specific location.
01/07/1977 NR4146 Ardbeg 1 Brody, P
01/07/1977 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Brody, P Singing male.
02/07/1977 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Unknown Between Bowmore and Bridgend.
02/07/1977 NR3059 Bowmore 2 Unknown Between Bowmore and Rubha an t'Saile.
10/07/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. singing
20/08/1977 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Youngman, R.E Male.
05/09/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
22/09/1977 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 1 Taylor, C.J Singing.
22/05/1978 NR4267 Loch Allan 0 Elliott, R.E. Young conifers to SE.
22/05/1978 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Elliott, R.E. At parking place, perched on gorse bush.
26/05/1978 NR26 The Rhinns 12 Robinson, S.T
08/07/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
01/05/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. maybe more
29/05/1979 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Hume, R Good numbers seen in many parts of island.
07/06/1979 NR3052 Laggan Bay 1 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Full song.
01/08/1979 NR6698 Bagh Uamh nan Giall, Jura 1 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P Male on shore amongst bracken. Behaviour suggested nest or young present.
13/05/1980 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Booth, C.G.
16/05/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 2 Booth, C.G.
16/05/1980 NR3244 Upper Cragabus 1 Booth, C.G.
31/05/1980 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Carr, G Male.
31/05/1980 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 Carr, G Male.
01/06/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 0 Booth, C.G. lot with young
08/06/1980 NR4046 Calumkill 1 Booth, C.G.
19/07/1980 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Campbell, B Seen several times on roadside.
25/05/1981 NR3562 Stone Cottage, Bridgend Woods 1 Elliott, R.E. In young conifer plantation. Metallic ring on R leg.
25/05/1981 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Newton, S.F Scarce.
26/05/1981 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
01/06/1981 NR1753 Ballymeanach 2 Robinson, S.T
01/06/1981 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Robinson, S.T
04/09/1982 NR5571 Knockrome, Jura 2 Smith, M
04/09/1982 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Smith, M
30/04/1983 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Copley, B & N
13/05/1985 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Elliott, R.E. Singing from low bushy trees.
17/05/1985 NR3746 Brahunisary 1 Elliott, R.E. Male, singing in brambles.
01/07/1985 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Vasey, R Female.
25/05/1986 NR2767 Aoradh, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Bullen, S
01/06/1986 NR2255 Nerabus 1 Boulton, K
01/06/1986 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Boulton, K
02/06/1986 NR4146 Ardbeg 1 Smith, D.B
11/06/1986 NR2558 Port Charlotte 0 Lang, D.C
14/06/1986 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Elliott, R.E. In young conifer plantation.
16/06/1986 NR4449 Ardilistry N 2 Wilson, J
16/06/1986 NR5978 Lagg, Jura 2 Wilson, J
24/06/1986 NR3564 Eorrabus 1 Elliott, R.E. Singing from isolated bush alongside main road.
06/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Bridgend Woods to Knockdon Farm to Islay House.
15/07/1986 NR2169 Traigh Bhan 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
20/07/1986 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 Youngs, T Heard.
24/05/1987 NR2255 Nerabus 2 Dawson, J Pair.
11/06/1987 NR2464 Sunderland 0 Elliott, R.E. 2 or 3 territories by small plantation to NE of farm.
24/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 2 Whitworth, J.
26/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
05/06/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
30/04/1993 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 ap Rheinallt, T. Cnoc Mor
05/05/1993 NR2558 Port Charlotte 0 Smith, N.A. Singing in gorse by roadside
02/06/1993 NR2154 Octofad 2 Whitworth, J. 2 prs breeding in roadside verges from Octofad to Nerabus.
02/06/1993 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Clarkson, E., & Mann, K.
02/05/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
02/05/1994 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First
02/05/1994 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st of yr
12/09/1994 NR2059 Gleann Droighneach 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Late
17/09/1994 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Last local
31/03/1995 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Owen, J.
03/05/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M; 1st local
04/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
11/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
31/05/1995 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Ingham, B.
22/06/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
16/08/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 2 Elliot, D. 2 pairs.
06/09/1995 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Last local
12/05/1996 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Gordon, J. singing
13/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
14/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB singing in corner by Xroads
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
23/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Singing
26/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Singing
09/07/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/07/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Singing
22/09/1996 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 2 ap Rheinallt, T. Last local
19/04/1997 NR2259 Gearach 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
02/05/1997 NR1852 Portnahaven Glen 2 ap Rheinallt, T. MM; first of yr
26/06/1997 NR3545 Imeraval 4 Gulliver, R. Family group
17/08/1997 NR4269 Caol Ila 1 Rae, S.
18/08/1997 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 1 Rae, S. Ardfin
22/08/1997 NR3968 Finlaggan 1 Rae, S.
30/04/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Cook, A.S.
30/04/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Cook, A. M
28/08/1998 NR1958 Tormisdale 1 Robinson, P.
04/10/1998 NR2743 Lower Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 Cook, A. Juv., very good views - prolonged.
04/10/1998 NR2743 Lower Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 Cook, A.S. Juv - seen very well
22/04/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
29/04/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
30/04/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
02/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Shakespeare, A.W.
03/05/1999 NR3373 Gortantaoid 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First of spring
10/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
24/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
04/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
02/09/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Last record
29/04/2000 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Whitehouse, A.
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Monthly maxima
02/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First
04/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
09/05/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
20/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
25/06/2000 NR3545 Imeraval 2 Gulliver, R. & M. Pair in garden, possibly breeding in brambles.
03/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
14/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
07/05/2002 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
08/05/2002 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Singing
05/06/2002 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
06/06/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
15/06/2002 NR26 The Rhinns 6 Greenwood, A. Singing birds
23/07/2002 NR3444 Carraig Fhada 2 Spray, C., & Chisholm, H. Feeding y
29/04/2003 NR280651 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO98 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
26/05/2003 NR278657 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO97 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
26/05/2003 NR280651 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO98 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
26/05/2003 NR270658 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO69 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
16/06/2003 NR215695 Smaull Farm: Compt 30 1 Gus Keys singing
20/06/2003 NR307448 The Oa: Compt 56 1 Gus Keys singing
25/06/2003 NR280651 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO98 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
01/04/2004 NR2873 Ardnave 0 RSPB Present - breeding possible
29/04/2004 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB First of spring
11/05/2004 NR2945 Maol Buidhe, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
11/05/2004 NR2944 Maol Mhor, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
22/05/2004 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 T ap Rheinalt
22/05/2004 NR4173 Abhainn Araig 2 T ap Rheinalt Singing MM
22/05/2004 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 T ap Rheinalt Singing MM
22/05/2004 NR4167 Kilslevan 1 T ap Rheinalt
29/05/2004 NR3445 Kilnaughton 2 T ap Rheinalt Singing MM
02/09/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt
02/09/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 1 T ap Rheinalt Also 4/9
04/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
30/06/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 11 How
01/07/2005 NR4072 Staoisha 1 MacGillivray, F Male.
01/07/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 14 How
11/05/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
15/05/2006 NR4268 Loch nan Deala 2 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
01/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. 1st of spring
01/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/08/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
02/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 3 How
04/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
08/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
25/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
10/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
10/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
22/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
22/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
22/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 4 How
30/04/2010 NR236648 Loch Gorm 1 Gill, P & N
06/05/2010 NR426688 Port Askaig 1 Bleaney, M
09/05/2010 NR186525 Wester Ellister 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
21/08/2010 NR202534 Easter Ellister 2 Featherstone, M
04/06/2011 NR2767 Gruinart Hide, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
05/06/2011 NR3059 Bowmore power station 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
05/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
08/06/2011 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
10/06/2011 NR2664 Foreland 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
12/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 0 Mark & Sally Johnson