Great Skua

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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
09/06/1973 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 John, A Chasing 4 red breasted mergansers. Seen from long way off.
22/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K
07/10/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K
25/01/1976 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 1 Ashby, C
18/09/1976 NR4370 Sound of Islay 0 Rooze, P.M
02/10/1976 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J Disturbed curlew and mobbed by lapwing.
20/08/1977 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 Youngman, R.E Down channel between Point and Ardnave Island.
20/08/1977 NR2873 Ardnave 1 Youngman, R.E Flew to Loch Gruinart and chased gulls and waders.
21/09/1977 NR2873 Ardnave 0 Taylor, C.J Possible.
10/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Unknown Seen during 5 hours of watching.
23/08/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 2 Newton, S.F
20/07/1987 NR2163 Kilchoman 3 RSPB Volunteers
26/07/2003 NR291749 Ardnave: Compt AN40 Nave Island 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
29/04/2004 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 J How RSPB Moving north.
04/05/2004 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 C R McKay
05/05/2004 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 1 Calle Ljungberg
11/07/2004 NR2471 Cladach Fionn 0 C R McKay Seawatch
06/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 T ap Rheinalt >S, 2 hr
19/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 T ap Rheinalt
20/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 2 T ap Rheinalt >W, 2 hr
27/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 T ap Rheinalt >S, 5.5 hrs
29/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt S in 3 h. Tristan stayed for 8.5 h.
29/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 T ap Rheinalt >S, 8.5 hrs
30/08/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 6 T ap Rheinalt >W, 3 hrs
30/08/2004 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 C R McKay W in 1 h 10 mins.
11/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 C R McKay S in 3 h 10 mins.
12/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 8 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt S in 4h 30mins.
12/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 8 T ap Rheinalt >S, 5 hrs
14/09/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 3 T ap Rheinalt >W, 6 hrs
14/09/2004 NR2972 Tayovullin, Loch Gruinart 1 C R McKay
15/09/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 T ap Rheinalt >W, 2.25 hrs
15/09/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 C R McKay >W in 2h 15min
18/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt >S in 2h 40mins.
18/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 T ap Rheinalt >S, 2.75 hrs
19/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 T ap Rheinalt >S, 6 hrs
20/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt >S in 6h.
20/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 T ap Rheinalt >S, 6 hrs
21/09/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Gruinart staff WeBS
21/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 22 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt >S in 9h.
21/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 22 T ap Rheinalt >S, 9 hrs
22/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 C R McKay, T ap Rheinallt Total during 2h 15 mins seawatch.
06/10/2004 NR2869 Creag Mhor, Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 C R McKay Migrants arriving >S into Loch Gruinart in force 6 NW winds.
06/10/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 T ap Rheinalt >S, 3 hrs
05/05/2005 NR1864 Coul Point 1 McKay, C
09/05/2005 NR2873 Ardnave Farm 1 Mearns, R & B
18/05/2006 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
13/07/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Visitor
07/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
17/09/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
17/04/2008 NR3140 Stremnishmore, RSPB The Oa 1 Gus Keys
01/07/2009 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Mark Johnson flying towards bridgen up loch
26/08/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How Over
12/09/2011 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Peter Roberts