Ruff

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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
17/08/1957 NR3545 Port Ellen 3 Walker, A.F.G 2 ruff + 1 reeve. Roadside pool to E of Port Ellen.
19/08/1971 NR3362 Islay House 1 Wright, R.P Small muddy pool between Islay House and Loch Indaal.
24/08/1973 NR2858 Gartbreck 1 Booth, C.G.
17/08/1975 NR2365 Loch Gorm 14 Michael
15/11/1975 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Oliver, M
08/09/1976 NR2767 Aoradh, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Elliott, R.E. Male. First large field to E.
02/10/1976 NR2163 Kilchoman 3 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J Stubble field. 2 ruff, 1 reeve.
15/10/1976 NR3162 Carnain 0 Brown, K Cross Houses.
21/08/1977 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Youngman, R.E Flew from edge of water to grassland to join lapwings.
20/07/1980 NR2066 Saligo 1 Langsbury, G
13/09/1980 NR3162 Carnain 5 Unknown On walk between Bowmore and Carnain.
13/09/1980 NR2967 Craigens 8 Bellak, J.G, Binnie, A & Walker, A.F.G 2 clearly Reeves, one a very dark rich brown.
19/09/1980 NR2755 Laggan Point 3 Unknown Walk from Bowmore to Laggan Point.
19/09/1980 NR3360 Gartmain 16 Unknown Between Bowmore and Gartmain.
21/09/1980 NR2858 Gartbreck 15 Unknown Between Bowmore and Gartbreck.
03/04/1981 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Brathay Exploration Group
31/10/1981 NR6182 Tarbert, Jura 1 Newton, S.F Female.
17/04/1994 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 17 RSPB Rinns survey Flying N
21/04/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
22/04/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/05/1994 NR3064 Lyrabus 2 Thomas, M. Either F or non-breeding M, in field by road
14/05/1994 NR2263 Rockside 1 RSPB Rinns survey Feeding with flock of Curlew
18/05/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/09/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 15 RSPB
12/09/1994 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 Bleaney, M.F. Flying onto marsh
12/09/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 Bleaney, M.F. Flying onto marsh
14/09/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Strange but true!
18/09/1994 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
18/09/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
08/10/1994 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 2 Davidson, Mr & Mrs H. On shingly island in middle of Loch
15/04/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
10/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/08/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
28/08/1995 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 1 Robinson, P.
30/08/1995 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 1 Robinson, P.
10/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. South of Rocks.
10/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
17/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
18/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
20/10/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
15/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Hampshire, J. F in front of hide
15/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB F
18/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB reeve
24/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
25/05/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB reeve
06/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB imm m
15/08/1996 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 RSPB
18/08/1996 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
23/08/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
28/08/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/09/1996 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Unknown visitor
08/09/1996 NR2873 Traigh Nostaig 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/09/1996 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
28/09/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
28/09/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
25/10/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 7 RSPB
29/10/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
29/10/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 Phillips, M.
30/10/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 7 RSPB
10/04/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/06/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
30/08/1997 NR3262 Bridgend Merse, Loch Indaal 1 Robinson, P.
31/08/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Robinson, P.
31/08/1997 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Robinson, P.
05/09/1997 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 5 Bleaney, M.F.
21/11/1997 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 RSPB
17/05/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R. M
25/08/1998 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Robinson, P.
01/09/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 9 Robinson, P.
01/09/1998 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 9 Robinson, P.
03/09/1998 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 2 Robinson, P.
03/09/1998 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 3 Robinson, P.
05/09/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 McKay, C.R.
06/09/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 McKay, C.R.
09/09/1998 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 RSPB
17/09/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Gibson, S.
06/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
19/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Whitehouse, A.
19/05/1999 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Whitehouse, A.
05/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
06/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
02/08/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/09/1999 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 2 Whitehouse, A.
12/09/1999 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 Bleaney, M.F.
14/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
15/09/1999 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 2 Whitehouse, A.
15/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
16/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/09/1999 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 4 Whitehouse, A.
21/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
22/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB
22/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 8 ap Rheinallt, T.
23/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
24/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
26/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 RSPB
27/09/1999 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 4 Whitehouse, A.
28/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
22/10/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
09/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F.
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
08/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
08/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M on floods
09/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
09/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
12/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Whitehouse, A. On floods
13/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
13/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
15/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB staff
01/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 43 RSPB Monthly maxima
08/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
10/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
11/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
12/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
14/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
16/09/2000 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 14 RSPB staff
20/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 36 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
21/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 20 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
22/09/2000 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
22/09/2000 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 43 RSPB
22/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB staff
22/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 43 RSPB staff Accurate count
23/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 10 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
25/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 33 ap Rheinallt, T.
25/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 36 RSPB staff Accurate count
30/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 18 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
01/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 10 ap Rheinallt, T.
05/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
06/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
11/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff
14/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. On floods
30/04/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/05/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M, also 05/03
02/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
10/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
16/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
03/06/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/08/2001 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 5 Bleaney, M.F.
17/09/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/09/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
11/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/10/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 ap Rheinallt, T.
14/10/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/10/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
18/10/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/10/2001 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 3 Hogg, J.
21/10/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
21/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 Hogg, J.
22/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Phillips, M. On floods
23/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Doe, B. On floods
24/11/2001 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Record late date?
26/11/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB F
08/04/2002 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 ap Rheinallt, T. At least 1 present to 21/4, max 6 on 18th
13/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB
14/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 5 RSPB
15/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB
16/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
18/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 RSPB
19/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
19/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
21/04/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB
12/08/2002 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 3 Whitehouse, A. On the floods
14/08/2002 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 Whitehouse, A.
19/08/2002 NR2970 Loch Gruinart (unspecified) 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
19/08/2002 NR2867 Gruinart merse, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
14/09/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
17/09/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/08/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
09/08/2003 NR279664 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO36 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
13/08/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 5 RSPB Gruinart staff
15/08/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
20/08/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 3 RSPB Gruinart staff
22/08/2003 NR281676 Loch Gruinart: Compt Floods WeBS 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
24/08/2003 NR280673 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO19 5 RSPB Gruinart staff
25/08/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
31/08/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 5 RSPB Gruinart staff
01/09/2003 NR280673 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO19 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
05/09/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 4 RSPB Gruinart staff
07/09/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 6 RSPB Gruinart staff
20/09/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
04/05/2004 NR2767 Gruinart Hide, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Calle Ljungberg
26/05/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
09/08/2004 NR2967 Loch Gruinart SE 1 T ap Rheinalt
12/08/2004 NR2967 Loch Gruinart SE 3 T ap Rheinalt Inc 1 >S
25/08/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
05/09/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 T ap Rheinalt Also 7/9
05/09/2004 NR2767 Gruinart Hide, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 M Bleaney
11/09/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt Also 14/9
21/09/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Gruinart staff WeBS
22/09/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Gruinart staff WeBS
30/09/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
01/10/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 J How RSPB
01/10/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 T ap Rheinalt Also 5/10
04/10/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
06/10/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 J How RSPB
07/10/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 J How RSPB
07/10/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 J How RSPB
08/10/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt
13/10/2004 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Peter Swallow (BT)
14/10/2004 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 J How RSPB
05/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Fotheringham, C.
05/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
11/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
02/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
01/08/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
25/09/2005 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C In 6 hours.
30/09/2005 NR2459 Octomore 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
16/10/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
17/10/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
18/10/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
23/10/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
15/09/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 16 How, J.
18/09/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 3 Gruinart Staff
01/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
06/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
07/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
08/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
22/04/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
23/04/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
06/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
03/10/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
29/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How Black ruff displaying to redshank
05/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
05/09/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
13/10/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How