European Storm Petrel

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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
08/10/1963 NR1651 Orsay 1 Ord, K. killed at light
02/11/1970 NR3059 Bowmore power house 1 Booth, C.G. Brought to CGB. - released on 3rd after night rest and flew strongly away from Port Ellen school yard in view of the children
02/11/1970 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 Booth, C.G. CGB - released on 3rd after night rest; flew strongly away from Port Ellen school
26/05/1972 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 1 Harrop, J.M Blown into harbour in gale.
26/05/1972 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 1 Harrop, J.M. in force 9 gale.
21/07/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K.
11/08/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K.
17/09/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K.
08/09/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Verrall, K., & Catlin, L. in 4 hrs
10/09/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K., & Catlin, L. in 3 hrs
28/08/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 26 Verrall, K. (SB 10:4)
11/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 17 Verrall, K.
14/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Verrall, K.
12/09/1980 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 4 Black checked by A.Walker
13/09/1980 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 4 Bellak, J.G, Binnie, A & Walker, A.F.G Reported by Mr Black of Tayovullin in gale on 12/9. Mouth of loch.
24/08/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 7 Newton, S. to S
24/08/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 7 Newton, S.F
31/05/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
02/07/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >N
20/08/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
27/08/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
28/08/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 48 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 9 hr
07/07/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
13/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
23/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
25/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
31/05/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
28/06/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
04/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
09/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 17 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
10/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 61 ap Rheinallt, T. 60>S 1>N
11/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 26 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
12/07/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S beyond Orsay
13/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Gordon, J.
20/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
22/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
30/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >N
31/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
01/08/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 13 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
01/09/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
04/10/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/10/1996 NR1864 Coul Point 2 Cronin, C. >S;
06/11/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S last of yr, v late
31/07/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 11 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 1.5 hr
24/10/1997 NR4370 Sound of Islay 1 Phillips, M. S end
21/11/1998 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Local resident P.Ellen to Kennacraig, W. of Gigha, close to ferry.
21/05/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. Offshore
14/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
20/07/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
21/07/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 Whitehouse, A. >S in 2 hrs
03/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
09/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >N
13/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
14/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
15/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 8 ap Rheinallt, T. >S (+AW)
15/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Whitehouse, A. >S
16/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
17/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Whitehouse, A. >S
01/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P.
01/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
09/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S (+AW)
09/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Whitehouse, A. >S
14/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
05/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 8 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
07/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Whitehouse, A. >S
10/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/09/2000 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >W
09/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 23 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 3.75 hr
09/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 23 Whitehouse, A. >S
14/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
24/10/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
25/10/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
25/06/2001 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Butterworth, K. Port Askaig to Colonsay
27/06/2001 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Butterworth, K. Port Askaig to Colonsay
30/06/2001 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Butterworth, K. Port Ellen to Kennacraig
18/08/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 2.5 hrs
25/08/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 4 hrs
01/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 2 hrs
07/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 15 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 7 hrs
12/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 5.5 hrs
19/01/2002 NR3943 Texa 1 Richardson, M. Seen from ferry
25/05/2002 NR1651 Orsay 1 Cairns, Francis & Marter
15/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
15/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >South (with TapR)
29/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 5 hrs
20/07/2004 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 1 T ap Rheinalt
06/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 T ap Rheinalt >S, 2 hr
19/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 13 T ap Rheinalt >W, 2 hr
20/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 9 T ap Rheinalt >W, 2 hr
27/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 8 T ap Rheinalt >S, 5.5 hrs
29/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 97 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt S in 3 h. Tristan stayed for 8.5 h.
29/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 142 T ap Rheinalt >S, 8.5 hrs
30/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 T ap Rheinalt >W, 3 hrs
11/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 132 C R McKay S in 3 h 10 mins.
12/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt S in 4h 30mins.
12/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 T ap Rheinalt >S, 5 hrs
14/09/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 T ap Rheinalt >W, 6 hrs
19/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 T ap Rheinalt >S, 6 hrs
20/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 50 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt >S in 6h.
20/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 50 T ap Rheinalt >S, 6 hrs
21/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 16 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt >S in 9h.
21/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 16 T ap Rheinalt >S, 9 hrs
23/09/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 T ap Rheinalt >W, 1.5 hr
06/10/2004 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 T ap Rheinalt Seen from ferry
06/10/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 T ap Rheinalt >S, 3 hrs
20/07/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 Visitor