Common Wood Pigeon

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
1932 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 8 Booth, C.G. Bag 1931-32 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1933 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 3 Booth, C.G. Bag 1932-33 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1934 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 15 Booth, C.G. Bag 1933-34 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1935 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 5 Booth, C.G. Bag 1934-35 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1936 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 9 Booth, C.G. Bag 1935-36 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1937 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 7 Booth, C.G. Bag 1936-37 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1938 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 2 Booth, C.G. Bag 1937-38 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1939 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 1 Booth, C.G. Bag 1938-39 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1940 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 0 Booth, C.G. Bag 1939-40 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
1941 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 9 Booth, C.G. Bag 1940-41 Cairnmore Estate Game Book
2002 NR2866 Aoradh Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
2003 NR276672 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO01-AO98 0 RSPB Gruinart staff 2 pairs found in casual survey.
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 4 How, J.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
08/07/1949 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 R.V Evidence of breeding.
17/08/1957 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Walker, A.F.G
30/03/1971 NR2967 Craigens 0 Morgan, G Small nos. Well distributed.
30/03/1971 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Morgan, G Small nos. Well distributed.
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 50 John, A Common, young seen.
25/09/1973 NR3894 Scalasaig, Colonsay 0 Harling, J Several.
10/10/1973 NR3362 Near Bridgend 100 Booth, C.G.
03/02/1974 NR4266 Tamhanachd (Dunlossit) 100 Booth, C.G.
05/03/1974 NR3156 Bridge House 150 Booth, C.G.
19/03/1974 NR3545 Imeraval 2 Davies, M & Heubeck, M Sighting in Port Ellen/ Kilnaughton Bay area.
01/07/1974 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Payne, K
02/07/1974 NR3972 Staoisha Eararach 1 Payne, K
26/05/1975 NR4863 Jura House, Jura 1 Davies, G
27/05/1975 NR4763 Ardfin, Jura 5 Davies, G
31/05/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 5 Davies, G
01/06/1975 NR6487 Ardlussa, Jura 1 Davies, G
02/06/1975 NR4471 Inver, Jura 1 Davies, G
10/06/1975 NR5673 Lowlandman's Bay, Jura 3 Davies, G
28/10/1975 NR6487 Ardlussa, Jura 2 P.S
17/12/1975 NR2664 Foreland 50 Booth, C.G.
01/01/1976 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 12 Youngson, P
08/03/1976 NR3056 Island House 40 Ralph, S.E
08/03/1976 NR3659 Cluanach 70 Ralph, S.E
04/06/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Glover, B.R Widespread and fairly numerous.
07/09/1976 NR3561 Ballitarsin 0 Elliott, R.E. Mulindry road.
15/10/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Brown, K
29/10/1976 NR4369 Port Askaig 2 Robinson, S.T
06/11/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Roworth, P Small groups feeding on pasture and in kale fields.
08/11/1976 NR3163 E Carrabus 130 Booth, C.G.
07/03/1977 NR3463 Redhouses 0 Elliott, R.E.
19/03/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Roworth, P
18/04/1977 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Campbell, B & R Several along rather treeless area.
18/04/1977 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 0 Campbell, B & R
18/04/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Campbell, B & R
18/04/1977 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 6 Campbell, B & R Roadside.
21/05/1977 NR2264 Loch Gorm S 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
26/05/1977 NR2967 Craigens 0 Elliott, R.E. Some Craigens/P.O.
01/06/1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Elliott, R.E. Feeding in adjacent fields.
01/06/1977 NR1754 Cladville 0 Elliott, R.E. Flock with Jackdaws.
02/06/1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Elliott, R.E.
04/10/1977 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Batty, D & P Along coast between Bowmore and Bridgend.
06/10/1977 NR3966 Ballygrant 0 Batty, D & P Route past Lossit farm to coast, along to Loch Allan and back past Loch Ballygrant.
09/10/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Batty, D & P Bridgend to Daill and back.
21/10/1977 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 Andrew, D
21/10/1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Andrew, D Small number.
21/10/1977 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 0 Andrew, D Small numbers.
21/10/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 225 Andrew, D Flock of 125 and flock of 100.
04/11/1977 NR3059 Bowmore 40 Davies, M Recorded in area of Bowmore and W to Ardlarach.
15/01/1978 NR3163 E Carrabus 55 Booth, C.G.
04/02/1978 NR3845 Laphroaig 24 Booth, C.G.
27/03/1978 NR3362 Islay House 0 Elliott, R.E. In woods.
19/05/1978 NR3363 Loch Skerrols Wood 0 Elliott, R.E.
20/05/1978 NR3354 Duich River 1 Elliott, R.E. On spring barley, W of river.
21/05/1978 NR3561 Ballitarsin 4 Elliott, R.E. Low lying pasture to W.
25/10/1978 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 200 Carr, G
15/01/1979 NR3159 S of Bowmore 60 Booth, C.G.
08/02/1979 NR4046 Calumkill 31 Booth, C.G.
19/02/1979 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Andrew, D
19/02/1979 NR3059 Bowmore 100 Andrew, D Pursued by gyr falcon.
19/02/1979 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Andrew, D
07/06/1979 NR4373 Islay or Jura (unspecified location) 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Present on both islands.
01/08/1979 NR5978 Lagg, Jura 1 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P
26/10/1979 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 11 Carr, G
26/10/1979 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 200 Robinson, S.T
10/12/1979 NR2464 Sunderland 250 Booth, C.G.
14/12/1979 NR3157 Corrary House 75 Booth, C.G.
03/03/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Coffey, P & L
12/03/1980 NR3461 Claggan 53 Elliott, R.E.
22/03/1980 NR4368 Dunlossit 0 Elliott, R.E. Many in house grounds.
24/03/1980 NR3662 Daill 0 Elliott, R.E. Woods.
31/05/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 2 Carr, G
19/07/1980 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Campbell, B
13/09/1980 NR3162 Carnain 4 Unknown On walk between Bowmore and Carnain.
14/09/1980 NR2755 Laggan Point 22 Unknown Walk from Bowmore- Gartbreck- Laggan Point- Bridge House & back to Bowmore.
19/09/1980 NR2755 Laggan Point 16 Unknown Walk from Bowmore to Laggan Point.
20/09/1980 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 26 Unknown
21/09/1980 NR2858 Gartbreck 4 Unknown Between Bowmore and Gartbreck.
25/11/1980 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 3 Stroud, D
16/01/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Crawshaw, J & Warwick, S
12/02/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Sparks, P.H & G.M.B
20/03/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Clugston, D.L & Wilson, M
23/12/1981 NR2755 Laggan Point 60 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M
24/12/1981 NR37 Islay (north): Killinallan to Bolsay 0 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M
25/12/1981 NR27 Rhinns (north): Sanaig to Ardnave 0 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M
26/12/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Location either inland route to Ballygrant or Laggan Bay.
27/12/1981 NR1755 Lossit Bay 0 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Observations between Portnahaven and Machir Bay.
29/12/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Location either Bridgend & Loch Skerrols or Saligo Bay area.
14/02/1982 NR3662 Daill 0 Elliott, R.E. WNW from tree to tree in Daill woods.
27/10/1982 NR2464 Sunderland 0 Elliott, R.E.
27/10/1982 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Elliott, R.E.
02/02/1985 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 4 Bamforth, et al.
13/04/1985 NR3659 Cluanach 10 Elliott, R.E. Closely grouped.
17/10/1985 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 50 Elliott, R.E.
17/10/1985 NR4167 Kilslevan 50 Elliott, R.E. In 1 flock.
01/02/1986 NR3659 Cluanach 44 Elliott, R.E.
05/02/1986 NR3455 Avenvogie Cottage 35 Elliott, R.E. Flew to near strip wood.
18/02/1986 NR4148 Loch Iarnan 0 Elliott, R.E. Ardbeg- Loch Iarnan track.
13/03/1986 NR3455 Avenvogie Cottage 26 Elliott, R.E. Close W.
15/05/1986 NR3662 Daill 0 Elliott, R.E. Woods.
20/05/1986 NR2965 Eresaid Wood 0 Elliott, R.E.
21/05/1986 NR2369 Braigo Wood 0 Elliott, R.E.
02/06/1986 NR3763 Coile na Dalach 0 Elliott, R.E. Wood.
17/06/1986 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Elliott, R.E. NW of Islay House.
21/06/1986 NR3063 Blackrock Wood 0 Elliott, R.E.
23/06/1986 NR4347 Kildalton 0 Elliott, R.E. Parkland.
06/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Bridgend Woods to Knockdon Farm to Islay House.
06/07/1986 NR3060 Bruichladdich to Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
07/07/1986 NR69 Jura (north): Lealt to Glen Trosdale 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Sightings between Lealt and An Cruachan.
06/10/1986 NR3463 Newton 100 Russell, D & T
28/11/1986 NR3563 Woollen Mill, Bridgend Woods 0 Taris Pirot(s) Monval
13/03/1987 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Clugston, Johnstone, & Wilkinson
13/03/1987 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 0 Clugston, Johnstone, & Wilkinson
13/03/1987 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Clugston, Johnstone, & Wilkinson
20/05/1987 NR2564 Rockmountain 0 Elliott, R.E. Wood.
26/05/1987 NR4067 Scanistle 0 Elliott, R.E. Wood at junction of Mulreesh road.
09/06/1987 NR3055 Banaltrum Mhor 0 Elliott, R.E. Plantation.
10/10/1987 NR3563 Woollen Mill, Bridgend Woods 1 Russell, D & T
10/10/1987 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Russell, D & T
10/10/1987 NR3459 Cnoc na h-Eilde 1 Russell, D & T
11/10/1987 NR3059 Bowmore 30 Hamilton, F
11/10/1987 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 20 Hamilton, F
25/10/1987 NR3362 Bridgend 20 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/10/1987 NR4065 Loch Lossit 2 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/10/1987 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 2 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/05/1992 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Whitworth, J.
25/05/1992 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Whitworth, J.
31/05/1992 NR3659 Cluanach 0 Whitworth, J.
02/06/1992 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Whitworth, J.
02/06/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Whitworth, J.
26/10/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Prytherch, R.J.
26/10/1993 NR2965 Coullabus 20 Carr, G.
12/11/1993 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 1 Johnson, C. the only one all week on Islay!
18/01/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
02/02/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
14/02/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
17/02/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
11/03/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
16/03/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/06/1994 NR2059 Gleann Droighneach 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Rare W/S Rhinns?
10/09/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
07/05/1995 NR1953 Cnoc Chaluim Mhoir 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Furthest S seen, 190537
12/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 20 Elliot, D.
28/04/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
18/01/1997 NR3263 Winter Covert 100 ap Rheinallt, T. Flock
18/04/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 2 Pilling, E., & Wilson, A.
19/04/1997 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Pilling, E., & Wilson, A.
26/05/1997 NR1753 Ballymeanach 2 ap Rheinallt, T. Rare P'haven area
27/05/1997 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
07/06/1997 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Bradbury, P.N. Numerous
21/10/1997 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 James, P.
04/11/1997 NR2365 Loch Gorm 12 Tigwell, E.
04/11/1997 NR2365 Loch Gorm 12 Tigwell, E. Single flock
06/11/1997 NR3659 Cluanach 2 Tigwell, E.
23/08/1998 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Robinson, P.
23/08/1998 NR2565 Cnoc Fada 2 Robinson, P.
20/08/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
23/08/1999 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Robinson, P.
23/08/1999 NR3658 Cnoc Amanta 1 Robinson, P.
20/10/1999 NR2965 Erasaid 4 Bickmore, M.
29/11/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/12/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
14/12/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
06/01/2000 NR3860 Cattadale 34 Whitehouse, A.
01/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB Monthly maxima
03/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
18/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB staff
29/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
01/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB staff
09/04/2000 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Carr, P. & B.
23/04/2000 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Seen several times
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
22/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB 1 pr bred, 2nd probably did
01/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
11/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
01/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
19/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
20/04/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
14/05/2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 2 RSPB
01/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
22/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
21/09/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
10/01/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 7 RSPB
28/02/2002 NR4168 Keills 75 Ogilvie, M.A.
13/03/2002 NR2855 Laggan 30 Ogilvie, M.A.
18/03/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB
12/05/2002 NR2769 Leckgruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/05/2002 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
13/06/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
28/06/2002 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
27/09/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
28/09/2002 NR2464 Sunderland 18 McKay, C.R.
01/10/2002 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 5 Johnson, M. & S. Nr Kilslevan
02/10/2002 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 15 Johnson, M. & S.
11/11/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
03/05/2003 NR275676 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO40 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
13/02/2004 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 Glasgow RSPB
15/02/2004 NR3545 Port Ellen 1 Glasgow RSPB
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
25/04/2004 NR3759 Kynagarry W Plantation 1 C R McKay
27/04/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 J How RSPB
11/10/2004 NR2163 Kilchoman 3 Peter Swallow (BT)
26/10/2004 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 Julie Hogg (BT)
27/10/2004 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 1 Julie Hogg (BT)
27/10/2004 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 4 RAF Bird Club
14/03/2005 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Grant, G
26/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
06/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
30/06/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
01/07/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 3 How
13/11/2005 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
14/11/2005 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
15/11/2005 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
17/11/2005 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
17/11/2005 NR26 The Rhinns 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
09/05/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
19/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
23/09/2006 NR4654 Ardtalla 3 Hemming, J & Eithin, B
02/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
25/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
22/03/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 Gruinart Staff
02/12/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 20 How
11/05/2010 NR459539 Claggan Bay 2 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
07/06/2011 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
08/06/2011 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
15/06/2011 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 2 Mark & Sally Johnson