House Sparrow

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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 3 Verrall, K
1974 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 4 Verrall, K
1975 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Verrall, K
1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 0 Youngson, P Esp. near distillery.
2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present in breeding season; no count of pairs
2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present in breeding season
2002 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 RSPB Present in breeding season
2003 NR276672 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO01-AO98 0 RSPB Gruinart staff
2003 NR277726 Ardnave: Compt KN01-KN33 AN01-AN42 0 RSPB Gruinart staff
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Fotheringham, C.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 Moncrieff, H.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2007 NR2873 Ardnave 0 Fotheringham, C.
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 Common near houses and farms.
30/03/1971 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Morgan, G Small numbers near buildings.
13/06/1972 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Rogers, J & Wingrove
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 John, A
25/09/1973 NR4090 Colonsay 0 Harling, J Always amongst hay.
19/03/1974 NR3545 Imeraval 30 Davies, M & Heubeck, M Sighting in Port Ellen/ Kilnaughton Bay area.
20/03/1974 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Davies, M & Heubeck, M Around farm buildings.
22/03/1974 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 30 Davies, M & Heubeck, M
30/06/1974 NR1653 Claddach 6 Payne, K On walk between Port Wemyss and Claddach.
01/06/1975 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 0 Davies, G Confirmed breeding, common.
28/10/1975 NR6487 Ardlussa, Jura 2 P.S
21/11/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 10 Ogilvie, M.A.
21/02/1976 NR3059 Bowmore 11 Whalley, P.D, Goodin, A.W, & Ankers, J.A. In one flock, behind toilets.
21/02/1976 NR2558 Port Charlotte 18 Whalley, P.D, Goodin, A.W, & Ankers, J.A. In one flock.
04/06/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Glover, B.R Seen near all habitations.
01/10/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Robinson, S.T Small numbers.
15/10/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Brown, K
06/11/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Roworth, P Quite common in built up areas.
07/03/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich 0 Elliott, R.E. Aros na Mara.
08/03/1977 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 0 Elliott, R.E.
08/03/1977 NR2558 Port Charlotte 0 Elliott, R.E. Museum bridge.
11/03/1977 NR1754 Cladville 0 Elliott, R.E.
13/03/1977 NR4551 Kintour 0 Elliott, R.E.
18/04/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Campbell, B & R
18/04/1977 NR2558 Port Charlotte 0 Campbell, B & R
18/04/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich 0 Campbell, B & R
18/04/1977 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Campbell, B & R
27/05/1977 NR2464 Sunderland 0 Elliott, R.E. Many.
31/05/1977 NR2873 Ardnave 0 Elliott, R.E. Near house.
01/06/1977 NR1754 Cladville 0 Elliott, R.E. All within 0.5km of farm.
11/06/1977 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Roworth, P
11/06/1977 NR5381 Loch Tarbert, Jura 1 Roworth, P
21/10/1977 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Andrew, D
21/10/1977 NR3245 Lower Cragabus 6 Andrew, D
21/10/1977 NR1653 Claddach 2 Andrew, D
03/11/1977 NR3545 Port Ellen 20 Davies, M
14/03/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich 200 Bell, M.V At distillery outlet.
18/03/1979 NR1652 Port Mias-sgeire 0 Elliott, R.E. With finch flock.
25/05/1979 NR1651 Port Wemyss 0 Elliott, R.E. Field NE of junction.
07/06/1979 NR3362 Bridgend 0 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Also at other habitations.
01/08/1979 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 0 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P Fairly frequent.
03/03/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Coffey, P & L
13/07/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 6 Booth, C.G. 6 to 8
19/07/1980 NR3059 Bowmore 0 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR3545 Port Ellen 0 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR3968 Finlaggan 0 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR1753 Ballymeanach 0 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Campbell, B
10/09/1980 NR3059 Bowmore 16 Unknown
13/09/1980 NR3162 Carnain 20 Unknown On walk between Bowmore and Carnain.
29/11/1980 NR3548 Leorin 50 Stroud, D Feeding on barley.
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 10 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
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.
29/12/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 30 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Location either Bridgend & Loch Skerrols or Saligo Bay area.
16/09/1982 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 7 Booth, C.G.
02/02/1985 NR2558 Port Charlotte 3 Bamforth, et al.
05/07/1986 NR3060 Bruichladdich to Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
22/07/1986 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Youngs, T
31/07/1986 NR2558 Port Charlotte 3 Youngs, T
06/10/1986 NR3059 Bowmore 0 Russell, D & T
06/10/1986 NR2560 Coultorsay 0 Russell, D & T
14/03/1987 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 0 Jardine, D.C & J
17/10/1987 NR3059 Bowmore 0 Griffin, M
25/10/1987 NR2264 Loch Gorm S 0 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/10/1987 NR3059 Bowmore 0 Bristol Ornithological Club
24/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
26/05/1992 NR1856 Lossit 0 Whitworth, J.
27/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
05/06/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
31/05/1993 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
19/07/1993 NR3059 Bowmore 10 Liddle, A.
24/10/1993 NR2965 Coullabus 0 Carr, G. fairly common
11/02/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 30 RSPB
15/02/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 30 RSPB
23/02/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 40 RSPB
06/03/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 8 RSPB
27/03/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
04/04/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
25/04/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
01/06/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
24/10/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
24/10/1994 NR3059 Bowmore 12 Hogg, J., & James, P. Tree outside Tourist Office
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Elliot, D.
04/08/1996 NR1753 Ballymeanach 30 ap Rheinallt, T. Large local flock
11/08/1996 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 35 ap Rheinallt, T. Large local flock
14/08/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 42 ap Rheinallt, T. Large local flock
23/03/1997 NR2558 Port Charlotte 15 Barker, A.
14/04/1997 NR2661 Bruichladdich 5 Pilling, E.
11/06/1997 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 Retson, I. 1 adult + 5 fledglings
27/07/1997 NR3545 Imeraval 2 Gulliver, R.
22/08/1997 NR3064 Lyrabus 100 Rae, S.
21/10/1997 NR3565 Bridgend to Ballygrant 1 James, P.
22/10/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 James, P.
22/10/1997 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 James, P.
23/10/1997 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 James, P.
26/10/1997 NR2558 Port Charlotte 10 Tigwell, E.
27/10/1997 NR3545 Port Ellen 10 Tigwell, E.
02/11/1997 NR3059 Bowmore 5 Tigwell, E.
22/10/1998 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 0 Unknown visitor
02/08/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 30 RSPB
12/11/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 14 RSPB
17/11/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 48 RSPB
27/11/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 38 RSPB
07/12/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 25 RSPB
15/12/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 26 RSPB
01/01/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 50 RSPB Monthly maxima
10/01/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 21 RSPB staff
13/01/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 50 RSPB staff
27/01/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 27 RSPB staff
31/01/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 33 RSPB staff
01/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 34 RSPB Monthly maxima
02/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 34 RSPB staff
15/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 19 RSPB staff
23/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 25 RSPB staff
01/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 7 RSPB staff
01/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 32 RSPB Monthly maxima
10/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 32 RSPB staff
17/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 16 RSPB staff
17/03/2000 NR3545 Imeraval 2 Gulliver, R. & M. First seen in garden.
23/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB staff
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB Monthly maxima
26/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB staff
01/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 45 RSPB
12/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 20 RSPB staff
15/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 45 RSPB staff
07/09/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 12 RSPB
13/09/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 4 RSPB
28/09/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 4 RSPB
01/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB Monthly maxima
05/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB staff
09/10/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
12/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB staff
01/11/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 40 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/11/2000 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
11/11/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 40 RSPB staff
10/12/2000 NR1652 Portnahaven 35 RSPB staff
03/01/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 45 RSPB
31/01/2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB
12/02/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. M
16/02/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
23/02/2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB
02/03/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
14/03/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. M
24/03/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R.
01/06/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R.
01/06/2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 3 RSPB
01/06/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 0 RSPB
02/06/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 2 Gulliver, R. MM
19/06/2001 NR3689 Oronsay 1 Gulliver, R.
24/08/2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
21/09/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 32 RSPB
22/09/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 10 RSPB
12/10/2001 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R.
22/10/2001 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt, Loch Gruinart 0 Hogg, J. Drive along east side of L. Gruinart.
22/10/2001 NR2064 Coull Farm 0 Hogg, J. Around farm buildings & cottage garden
29/11/2001 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB
30/12/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
15/01/2002 NR2661 Bruichladdich 30 Perrons, M.
15/02/2002 NR2661 Bruichladdich 80 Ogilvie, M.A.
18/03/2002 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 7 RSPB
26/03/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/04/2002 NR2468 Coille 10 McKay, C.R.
15/08/2002 NR2661 Bruichladdich 40 Perrons, M.
30/09/2002 NR3059 Bowmore 4 Johnson, M. & S. by pier
03/10/2002 NR2661 Bruichladdich 6 Johnson, M. & S.
13/12/2002 NR2766 Grainel, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB
04/01/2003 NR269668 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO95 3 RSPB Gruinart staff farmland birds
10/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 4 Gus Keys
12/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 3 Gus Keys
13/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 2 Gus Keys
16/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 7 Gus Keys
20/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 6 Gus Keys
21/01/2003 NR2168 Smaull Farm: Compts 1-99 6 Gus Keys
21/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 3 Gus Keys
29/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 8 Gus Keys
31/01/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 5 Gus Keys
03/02/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 2 RSPB Gruinart staff farmland birds
03/02/2003 NR2168 Smaull Farm: Compts 1-99 8 Gus Keys
03/02/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 4 Gus Keys
21/02/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
05/03/2003 NR213685 Smaull Farm: Compt 33 4 Gus Keys
21/03/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 8 RSPB Gruinart staff
08/09/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 3 RSPB Gruinart staff Farmland bird count
30/09/2003 NR284729 Ardnave: Compt AN08 7 RSPB Gruinart staff Farmland bird count
10/10/2003 NR284729 Ardnave: Compt AN08 2 RSPB Gruinart staff Farmland bird count
24/10/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 9 RSPB Gruinart staff Farmland bird count
13/11/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 6 RSPB Gruinart staff Farmland bird count
04/12/2003 NR281730 Ardnave: Compt AN06 9 RSPB Gruinart staff Farmland bird count
23/01/2004 NR2168 Upper Smaull 2 RSPB staff
27/01/2004 NR2873 Ardnave Farm 10 RSPB Gruinart staff CMS - farmland birds
29/01/2004 NR2168 Upper Smaull 12 RSPB staff feeding in stack yard
04/02/2004 NR2168 Upper Smaull 3 RSPB staff feeding in stack yard
13/02/2004 NR3059 Bowmore 3 Glasgow RSPB
13/02/2004 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 Glasgow RSPB
15/02/2004 NR3362 Bridgend 2 Glasgow RSPB
17/02/2004 NR2873 Ardnave Farm 6 RSPB Gruinart staff CMS - farmland birds
12/03/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB Gruinart staff CMS - farmland birds
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
01/04/2004 NR2873 Ardnave 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
01/08/2004 NR2966 Corsapol 90 T ap Rheinalt Flock in reedbed
07/09/2004 NR2873 Ardnave Farm 8 C Fotheringham RSPB CMS - farmland birds
24/09/2004 NR2873 Ardnave Farm 6 C Fotheringham RSPB CMS - farmland birds
11/10/2004 NR2163 Kilchoman 10 Peter Swallow (BT)
15/10/2004 NR2064 Coull Farm 15 Peter Swallow (BT)
16/10/2004 NR2163 Kilchoman 15 Peter Swallow (BT)
24/10/2004 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Julie Hogg (BT)
25/10/2004 NR2558 Port Charlotte 0 Julie Hogg (BT)
25/10/2004 NR2661 Bruichladdich 0 Julie Hogg (BT)
26/10/2004 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Julie Hogg (BT)
11/11/2004 NR2873 Ardnave Farm 3 C Fotheringham RSPB CMS - farmland birds
25/01/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 3 Fotheringham, C.
14/03/2005 NR2558 Port Charlotte 0 Grant, G
30/06/2005 NR277726 Ardnave 0 Fotheringham
30/06/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How
01/07/2005 NR277726 Ardnave 0 How
01/07/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How
07/09/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 Fotheringham, C.
21/10/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 11 Fotheringham, C.
13/11/2005 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
15/11/2005 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
15/11/2005 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
16/11/2005 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
16/11/2005 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
17/11/2005 NR26 The Rhinns 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
18/11/2005 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T
08/09/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 10 Moncrieff, H.
15/09/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 12 Moncrieff, H.
03/10/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 Moncrieff, H.
09/03/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
15/07/2007 NR2263 Rockside 12 Douch, P
15/07/2007 NR2467 Carnduncan 4 Douch, P Adult + 3 fledglings.
03/09/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 4 Fotheringham, C. farmland birds
03/09/2007 NR2873 Ardnave 7 Gruinart Staff
19/09/2007 NR2873 Ardnave 5 Gruinart Staff
17/01/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 35 Gruinart Staff
20/02/2008 NR277726 Ardnave 1 Gruinart Staff
08/01/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 1 Gruinart Staff
22/01/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 4 Gruinart Staff
22/01/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 25 Gruinart Staff
18/03/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 8 Gruinart Staff
23/11/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 11 Vol farmland birds
26/06/2010 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Cheesley, P & H
04/06/2011 NR2767 Gruinart Hide, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
05/06/2011 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
05/06/2011 NR3059 Bowmore harbour 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
06/06/2011 NR2558 Port Charlotte 3 Mark & Sally Johnson
08/06/2011 NR4269 Caol Ila 7 Mark & Sally Johnson
11/06/2011 NR2163 Kilchoman Church 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
12/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 2 Mark & Sally Johnson