Sooty Shearwater

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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 NR2066 Saligo Bay 2 Walker, A.F.G All dark shearwaters heading S. Likely to be sooty but distance too great to rule out balearic.
26/08/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 Verrall, K. >S
26/08/1973 NR26 The Rhinns 4 Verrall, K
19/09/1973 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K.
19/09/1973 NR26 The Rhinns 1 Verrall, K
11/08/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K.
13/09/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 8 Verrall, K.
17/09/1974 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Verrall, K.
17/08/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Michael
17/08/1975 NR4370 Sound of Islay 6 Michael With manx shearwater.
20/08/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Allen, M.J, Bently, M & Peters, A
20/08/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Bentley & Peters 11.00 - 12.00 going SSW
29/08/1975 NR4370 Sound of Islay 6 Allen, M.J. with Manx Shearwater
07/09/1975 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 Verrall, K., & Catlin, L.
08/09/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 159 Verrall, K., & Catlin, L. in 4 hrs.(SB9:4)
10/09/1975 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 18 Verrall, K., & Catlin, L. in 3 hrs
15/08/1976 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Verrall, K.
12/09/1976 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Verrall, K.
19/09/1976 NR4650 Ardmore 1 Elliott, R.E. Seen between Ardmore and Gigha
19/09/1976 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Verrall, K.
23/09/1976 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Verrall, K.
31/07/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Verrall, K.
21/08/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 15 Verrall, K.
28/08/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 29 Verrall, K.
03/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 17 Verrall, K.
04/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 115 Verrall, K. (SB:10-4)
11/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 46 Verrall, K.
14/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 55 Verrall, K.
18/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Verrall, K.
21/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K. to N
27/09/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Verrall, K.
16/10/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Verrall, K.
23/10/1977 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K.
30/08/1979 NR4659 McArthur's Head 1 Robinson, S.T
30/08/1979 NR4659 McArthur's Head 1 Robinson, S.T.
10/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 36 Unknown Seen during 5 hours of watching.
10/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 36 Verrall, K. to S in 5 hrs(SB:11)
16/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Unknown Seen during 3 hours of watching.
16/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Verrall, K. to S 2.5 hrs.
17/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 32 Unknown Seen during 3 hour watch.
17/09/1980 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 32 Verrall, K. (SB:11)
30/08/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 5 Newton, S. to S.
30/08/1981 NR1864 Coul Point 5 Newton, S.F
05/09/1986 NR0101 From ferry, Port Ellen to Kennacraig 6 Warwick, S.P
17/08/1993 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P. Flying S
20/08/1993 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P. Flying S
24/08/1993 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P. Flying S
28/08/1993 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 13 ap Rheinallt, T. two and half hrs. Seawatch
20/09/1993 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 30 ap Rheinallt, T.
18/07/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >N; 1st of yr
26/08/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. Flew S past Frenchman's Rocks
28/08/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 26 ap Rheinallt, T. Flying S
04/09/1994 NR1864 Coul Point 20 Walker, D. Seawatch 1500-1800
08/09/1994 NR1864 Coul Point 32 Walker, D. Seawatch evening
10/09/1994 NR1864 Coul Point 9 Walker, D. Seawatch 0700-1600
11/09/1994 NR1864 Coul Point 2 Walker, D. Seawatch 1500-1800
11/09/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Five & half hr Seawatch. All flying S.
06/10/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; last of yr
07/10/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Davidson, Mr & Mrs H. Flying S 10.15am
13/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
14/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
15/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
20/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 12 ap Rheinallt, T. 11 >S 1 >N
23/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 28 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
25/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 29 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
28/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Robinson, P. N
31/08/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Robinson, P. S
04/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
09/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 17 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
10/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
11/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
15/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 102 ap Rheinallt, T. 101 >S 1 >N; wind NE2
23/09/1995 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Hesp, L. Close to ferry just off Gigha.
23/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 13 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
25/09/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
01/10/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
05/10/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; +1 seen CRMcK
15/10/1995 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
10/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S; 1st of autumn - early
11/07/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Thorogood, K. Heading SW
17/09/1996 NR1864 Coul Point 2 Cronin, C. >S;
18/09/1996 NR1864 Coul Point 5 Cronin, C. >S;
26/09/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 109 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 3.5 hr; inc 40 v far after timed seawatch
05/10/1996 NR1864 Coul Point 1 Cronin, C. >S;
19/10/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Gordon, I., & Leckie, F.
16/11/1996 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S last of yr, v late
31/07/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
20/08/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 2 Rae, S.
26/08/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Robinson, P. >S 0600-0915
30/08/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 Robinson, P.
02/09/1997 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P. > north
12/09/1997 NR0101 Ferry crossing 12 Unknown visitor
30/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 Robinson, P. 3 south, 2 north.
30/08/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 5 Robinson, P. 3S 2N in 2 hrs
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 Robinson, P. South.
02/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 Robinson, P. S in 3 hrs
03/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Robinson, P. S in 2 hrs
03/09/1998 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Robinson, P. South.
13/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
14/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
15/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 ap Rheinallt, T. 3>S, 1>N (+AW)
15/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Whitehouse, A. >S
25/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Robinson, P. >S in 1.5 hrs
28/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 9 Robinson, P. >S in 2 hrs
29/08/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 20 Whitehouse, A. >S
01/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Robinson, P. >S in 1 hr
01/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Whitehouse, A. >S
07/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Whitehouse, A. >S
08/09/1999 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A. >S offshore
09/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 62 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 3 hr (+AW)
09/09/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 62 Whitehouse, A. >S
01/10/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
01/10/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A.
10/10/1999 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 Whitehouse, A. >S
07/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
08/08/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
03/09/2000 NR3645 Port Ellen Bay 12 ap Rheinallt, T. Total K'craig/Pt Ellen crossing
05/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
06/09/2000 NR2974 Ardnave Point 8 ap Rheinallt, T. >W
09/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 Dickson, J.
09/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
14/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
18/09/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
29/10/2000 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
18/08/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 32 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 57 ap Rheinallt, T. 55>S, 2>N in 2 hrs
02/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 320 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 7 hrs, WNW 4-6, showers record count
03/09/2001 NR2271 Am Miadar 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >W
07/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 93 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 7 hrs
08/09/2001 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >W
12/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 31 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 5.5 hrs
15/09/2001 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 3 hrs
11/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
11/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 Whitehouse, A. >South (with TapR)
13/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
13/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 Whitehouse, A. >South (with TapR)
15/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 ap Rheinallt, T. >S
15/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 3 Whitehouse, A. >South (with TapR)
29/08/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 379 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 5 hrs
31/08/2002 NR2974 Ardnave Point 6 ap Rheinallt, T. >W in 3 hrs
05/10/2002 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 6 ap Rheinallt, T. >S in 3.5 hrs
28/10/2002 NR0101 Ferry crossing 1 Stephens, M. 10 mins out of Port Ellen
27/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 15 T ap Rheinalt >S, 5.5 hrs
29/08/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 4 T ap Rheinalt >S, 8.5 hrs
12/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 10 T ap Rheinalt >S, 5 hrs
14/09/2004 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 T ap Rheinalt >W, 6 hrs
20/09/2004 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 2 T ap Rheinalt >S, 6 hrs