Short-eared Owl

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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
1975 NR5571 Knockrome, Jura 1 Youngson, P Seen regularly.
1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Newton, S.F Scarce.
1982 NR5978 Lagg, Jura 0 Jackson, B
2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB 3y
2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
2003 NR267686 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO62 1 RSPB Gruinart staff Pair fledged at least 2, NR270686.
2004 NR4471 Inver, Jura 1 MacGillivray, F
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Moncrieff, H.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
03/08/1970 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Hilditch, W.G Carrying food.
06/02/1972 NR2365 E side Loch Gorm 1 Booth, C.G. hunting
18/03/1972 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 A.K
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 John, A On fence.
09/06/1973 NR2470 Loch Ruime 2 John, A Seen over marsh S of loch.
01/07/1973 NR3966 Ballygrant 0 Langsbury, G The Glen.
01/07/1973 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Langsbury, G
01/07/1973 NR26 The Rhinns 0 Langsbury, G
01/08/1973 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. feeding constantly on our shore from 1/8 onwards
01/08/1973 NR2841 Upper Killeyan 2 Booth, C.G. reported
26/11/1973 NR3155 Loch Airidh Dhaibhaidh 1 Pratt, J
29/06/1974 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Alexander, S.M.D
29/06/1974 NR2666 Glacan Daraich, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Alexander, S.M.D
13/08/1974 NR3445 Cairn Cott 1 Booth, C.G. hunting
19/08/1974 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
05/01/1975 NR3446 Ballivicar 1 Booth, C.G.
26/05/1975 NR3056 Island House 1 Booth, C.G.
07/06/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Davies, G Coming out of forestry land.
22/07/1975 NR3645 Near Port Ellen 1 Booth, C.G.
08/10/1975 NR3251 Airport 1 Booth, C.G.
21/11/1975 NR6182 Tarbert, Jura 1 Ogilvie, M.A. Hunting over plantation.
02/01/1976 NR5164 Sannaig, Jura 1 Youngson, P On a kill.
28/02/1976 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 1 Clugston, D
15/03/1976 NR3548 Leorin 1 Booth, C.G.
04/04/1976 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 0 Griffin, J
29/05/1976 NR2565 Cnoc Fada 1 Hickling, R.A.O Flew across between Cnoc Fada and Sunderland.
31/05/1976 NR3446 Ballivicar 1 Booth, C.G.
04/06/1976 NR4068 Mulreesh 1 Glover, B.R Hunting.
05/06/1976 NR3545 Junction nr Port Ellen 1 Booth, C.G.
16/07/1976 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
28/07/1976 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. & several days after
01/06/1977 NR2153 Gleannagaoidh 1 Elliott, R.E.
09/07/1977 NR3553 Glenegedale Lots 1 Brody, P
14/03/1978 NR3555 Avenvogie Plantation 1 Bell, M.V
14/05/1978 NR3454 Torra 1 Booth, C.G.
21/05/1978 NR2965 Eresaid Wood 1 Elliott, R.E. Opp. wood, mobbed by curlew.
26/05/1978 NR2465 Loch Gorm NE 1 Elliott, R.E. Hunting to near Rockmountain and beyond.
01/06/1978 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Robinson, S.T
03/07/1978 NR3548 Leorin 1 Booth, C.G.
23/05/1979 NR3154 Duich 2 Elliott, R.E. Duich/ Island House. Both calling, 1 hunting.
24/05/1979 NR2364 Loch Gorm SSE 0 Elliott, R.E. NW end of Foreland Marsh.
26/05/1979 NR2259 Gearach 1 Elliott, R.E. Hunting near 'Big Hawk Hill'.
29/05/1979 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 3 Hume, R Different localities.
07/06/1979 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 2 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies.
01/08/1979 NR5571 Knockrome, Jura 1 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P By roadside.
28/05/1980 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 0 Hickling, R.A.O Breeding, 3 young.
20/07/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Langsbury, G
12/05/1981 NR2566 An Sithean 1 Booth, C.G.
24/05/1981 NR2059 Cnoc a'Chromain 1 Carr, G Hunting.
06/06/1981 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 0 Robinson, S.T Over plantation.
01/07/1981 NR3446 Ballivicar 1 Booth, C.G.
16/04/1982 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 1 Carlisle RSPB Visit
03/05/1983 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Copley, B & N On post by road, seen again on the 8/5.
30/05/1983 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Jack, D.M
30/05/1983 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Jack, D.M
31/05/1983 NR1958 Carn, Tormisdale 0 Elliott, R.E. Between Carn and coast.
31/05/1983 NR2053 Easter Ellister 0 Elliott, R.E.
29/04/1984 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 K.N. Pair displaying.
11/05/1984 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 K.N.
11/05/1984 NR1652 Portnahaven 4 K.N. Portnahaven- Octofad- Cladville area.
28/05/1985 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Elliott, R.E. Hunting W.E. fields.
14/06/1985 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Elliott, R.E. Hunting between W and E. Ellister.
14/06/1985 NR2358 Gleann Mor 1 Elliott, R.E. Carrying heavy prey.
28/06/1985 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 1 Carter, N
30/06/1985 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Carter, N
18/02/1986 NR3548 Leorin 1 Elliott, R.E. Quartering, caught vole/mouse.
22/02/1986 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Butterworth, P
07/05/1986 NR2053 Easter Ellister Loch 1 Elliott, R.E. On fence.
25/05/1986 NR2053 Easter Ellister 3 Liford, R.G Between Easter Ellister and Portnahaven.
25/05/1986 NR2566 RSPB An Sithean 1 Bullen, S
11/06/1986 NR2365 Loch Gorm 2 Lang, D.C Pair.
11/06/1986 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Lang, D.C
16/06/1986 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Wilson, J
22/06/1986 NR3070 Cnuic na Croise 1 Duncan-Jones, A.R Marshy area.
23/06/1986 NR3548 Leorin 1 Elliott, R.E. Pale one hunting along field edge close to road towards Druim Iriseig, over leys.
07/07/1986 NR3547 Druim Iriseig 1 Albon, S.D Hunting.
08/07/1986 NR2661 Bruichladdich 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
14/07/1986 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
23/07/1986 NR5673 Lowlandman's Bay, Jura 0 Youngs, T
25/07/1986 NR2560 Coultorsay 1 Elliott, R.E. Upstream of Gartacharra Dam on mound.
21/08/1986 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Root, S
01/10/1986 NR2967 Craigens, Loch Gruinart 1 Elliott, R.E. On post near Dubh lochan, attacked by hoodies, most secondaries missing from 1 wing.
06/10/1986 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Russell, D & T
19/10/1986 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Hawkins, A.D
13/04/1987 NR2966 Corsapol 1 Walker, A.F.G
07/06/1987 NR2154 Octofad 1 Whitehead, S.J Hunting over forestry between Lossit and Octofad.
16/06/1987 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Griffiths, N.R & M
01/08/1987 NR3966 Ballygrant 1 Collis, M.G Glen road.
17/10/1987 NR2967 Craigens 1 Griffin, M
24/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 2 Whitworth, J.
29/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
05/06/1992 NR2154 Octofad 2 Whitworth, J. Over forestry
05/05/1993 NR3251 Islay Airport 1 Johnson, C. tangling with M Hen Harrier and then Hooded Crow
01/06/1993 NR2154 Octofad 1 Whitworth, J. Adult. Coursing.
13/02/1994 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Hogg, A.
30/04/1994 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
22/05/1994 NR2259 Loch Gearach 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
03/06/1994 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Clarkson, E.
04/07/1994 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
05/11/1994 NR2967 Craigens 1 Butterworth, K.
04/05/1995 NR1955 Ballimony 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
05/05/1995 NR1753 Ballymeanach 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
10/05/1995 NR1753 Ballymeanach 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
29/05/1995 NR2158 Olistadh 1 Ogilvie, M.A.
08/06/1995 NR2158 Olistadh 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
30/06/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Hunting on Orsay
01/07/1995 NR3351 Glenegedale 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/03/1996 NR3545 Port Ellen 2 Gregory, M.
06/04/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
11/04/1996 NR3249 Machrie Golf Course 1 Gulliver, R. & M.
06/05/1996 NR1955 Ballimony 3 Ogilvie, M.A. in forestry
21/05/1996 NR2259 Gearach 1 Gordon, J.
03/06/1996 NR1753 Ballymeanach 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
04/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB feathers< pellets and droppings
06/07/1996 NR1852 Portnahaven Glen 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Chasing Buzzard
14/08/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
25/02/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/04/1997 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
04/05/1997 NR3147 Kintra 1 McGough, M. & P.
03/06/1997 NR2358 Gleann Mor 2 Smith, C.
08/06/1997 NR2053 Easter Ellister 2 Bradbury, P.N.
10/07/1997 NR1852 Portnahaven Glen 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
21/10/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/04/1998 NR2257 Bolsay 2 McKay, C.R.
19/04/1998 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J. At Grampies.
22/04/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/05/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R.
16/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C.R. Ad
23/06/1998 NR1953 Cnoc Chaluim Mhoir 1 Battersby, Mr & Mrs Seen at mid-day between Easter & Wester Ellister.
26/06/1998 NR2154 Octofad 2 Ogilvie, M.A. Two different hunting birds - only ones seen this summer
10/07/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
27/07/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
28/07/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
11/08/1998 NR2467 Carnduncan 1 Armitage, Y.
14/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/06/1999 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
11/07/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
12/07/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
04/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Stoneman, J.
10/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
01/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
02/10/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
17/05/2001 NR2664 Foreland 1 Ashall, J.
17/05/2001 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Ashall, J. Near School House
01/06/2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB 4 y fledged
21/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/07/2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 6 RSPB 2 adults with 4 just fledged young
18/07/2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 6 RSPB 2 adults with 4 almost fledged young by bike track, found by martin
20/10/2001 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Hogg, J. Flew across road in front of car at NR250646.
23/10/2001 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Jamieson, M.
23/10/2001 NR2064 Coull Farm 1 Hogg, J. Perched on roadside fence post (NR208646).
26/10/2001 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Doe, B.
26/10/2001 NR2466 Grulinmore 1 Hogg, J. Over B8081 at NR243668
31/10/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/02/2002 NR2565 Loch a'Gheoidh 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
24/02/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
04/04/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Displaying
06/04/2002 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/04/2002 NR2566 RSPB An Sithean 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
10/04/2002 NR2566 RSPB An Sithean 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
27/04/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
30/04/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
03/05/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
08/05/2002 NR2664 Foreland 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
15/05/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/05/2002 NR3155 Loch Airigh Dhaibhaidh 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
24/05/2002 NR3252 Loch an Tairbh 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
27/05/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
02/06/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/06/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
12/06/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/06/2002 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
20/06/2002 NR2667 Kilchoman Schoolhouse, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Greenwood, A. Hunting over moorland
26/06/2002 NR2668 Srath Mor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/07/2002 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. & M.
22/07/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Roosted in the workshop
25/04/2003 NR267686 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO62 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
27/04/2003 NR216684 Smaull Farm: Compt 32 1 Gus Keys seen late evening, hunting
26/06/2003 NR267686 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO62 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
01/04/2004 NR4471 Inver, Jura 1 F MacGillivray
24/04/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 Hastings, J
24/04/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 J Hastings
05/05/2004 NR1958 Tormisdale 1 Hastings, J
05/05/2004 NR1958 Tormisdale 1 J Hastings
12/05/2004 NR2467 Carnduncan 1 Hastings, J
12/05/2004 NR2467 Carnduncan 1 J Hastings
12/05/2004 NR3044 Glenastle, RSPB The Oa 1 Gus Keys
12/05/2004 NR2945 Maol Buidhe, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff Displaying
02/06/2004 NR2769 Airigh Ghlas, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
02/06/2004 NR3145 Maol nan Eun 1 C R McKay Nest not found, but breeding certain as mobbing observer
06/06/2004 NR3960 Barr 1 C R McKay
28/06/2004 NR3559 Mulindry 1 C R McKay
10/08/2004 NR2870 Garra Eallabus 1 T ap Rheinalt Only sighting of the year
01/09/2004 NR2843 Giol, RSPB The Oa 1 C R McKay
22/09/2004 NR3042 Cnoc na Corra Mhaoil, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff hunting over fields during day
04/01/2005 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 McKay, C
08/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
10/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
21/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
30/06/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
01/07/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
05/07/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 How, J.
08/07/2005 NR2165 Loch Gorm W 1 MacGillivray, F
12/07/2005 NR2163 Kilchoman 1 Unknown On fence post.
15/07/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
15/07/2005 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 McKay, C Moorland.
20/08/2005 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 MacGillivray, F Hunting, 9.30am.
02/03/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
05/05/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
15/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
18/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
24/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
26/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
04/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
07/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
21/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
20/07/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
19/12/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Fotheringham, C. Flying over Creagan An Riochdaill
29/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
01/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
03/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
04/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
05/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
11/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
14/06/2008 NR5369 Feolin, Jura 1 Becky Williamson Hunting at 7.15am
16/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
18/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
03/04/2009 NR3354 Duich Lots 1 Colin Whittle Hunting
18/04/2009 NR2841 Upper Killeyan, RSPB The Oa 1 Becky Williamson Hunting at twilight
14/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
24/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
01/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
11/06/2009 NR1957 Coultoon 0 David & Sheila Hunter
22/06/2009 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Visitor Sitting on fence post
27/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
20/07/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
07/10/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
12/06/2011 NR2467 Carnduncan 1 Mark & Sally Johnson Sunny day 06:30 to 08:00