Tawny Owl

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB 2y fledged
2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 1 RSPB Gruinart staff Pair failed.
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/07/1949 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 R.V
17/08/1957 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Walker, A.F.G
03/05/1971 NR3845 Laphroaig 0 Booth, C.G. Nest with 2 eggs in needles at foot of pine tree
17/03/1972 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. calling
18/03/1972 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 A.K
27/09/1972 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. calling
20/10/1972 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. calling
25/10/1972 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. calling
02/12/1972 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. calling
12/07/1973 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. calling
26/05/1974 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. calling
09/07/1974 NR3358 Tallant Farm 1 Booth, C.G.
13/10/1974 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
27/05/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Davies, G Heard.
09/06/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Davies, G Heard.
18/06/1975 NR3966 Ballygrant wood 1 Booth, C.G.
17/08/1975 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Michael Between Bowmore and Bridgend.
01/11/1975 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Hobson, B On telegraph post.
10/04/1976 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. calling 02:30
01/05/1976 NR2664 Foreland 0 Taylor, C.J Heard.
03/05/1976 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G. and subsequent nights
17/05/1976 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G.
02/10/1976 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J Calling.
07/10/1976 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Booth, C.G.
21/03/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 2 Booth, C.G. calling
24/03/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 2 Booth, C.G. calling, 05:00 hrs
09/04/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
14/04/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. also 15/4 and 16/4
18/04/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Campbell, B & R Calling heard in daylight from hotel.
01/05/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
18/05/1977 NR3358 Tallant; Bowmore 1 Booth, C.G.
16/06/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 0 Booth, C.G.
01/07/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. many nights July and Aug
22/09/1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Taylor, C.J Calling.
21/10/1977 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Andrew, D Heard.
01/11/1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. many nights in Nov and Dec
20/11/1977 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Robinson, S.T Heard at dusk.
01/01/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
01/02/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
20/03/1978 NR4448 Ardilistry 1 Meakin, A Disturbed from fir tree.
05/04/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
03/05/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
23/07/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
27/09/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
28/10/1978 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Robinson, S.T Flew across road.
14/12/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
10/01/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
16/01/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
03/02/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G. and subsequently
25/02/1979 NR3362 Bridgend Hotel 1 Booth, C.G.
23/05/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 2 Booth, C.G.
29/05/1979 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Hume, R Heard calling.
29/05/1979 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 1 Hume, R Sitting in tree near loch.
05/10/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
09/10/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
28/10/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 0 Booth, C.G. Calling
06/11/1979 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 0 Booth, C.G. calling
18/12/1979 NR3463 Newton 1 Booth, C.G.
01/01/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 0 Booth, C.G. Frequently Jan & Feb
26/03/1980 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 Fox, A.D Calling each night.
28/04/1980 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 0 Williams, M Frequently heard.
13/09/1980 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Bellak, J.G, Binnie, A & Walker, A.F.G Calling.
29/12/1981 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M Location either Bridgend & Loch Skerrols or Saligo Bay area.
19/03/1982 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Clugston, D Hooting.
06/08/1985 NR3461 Claggan 1 Elliott, R.E. Puddle Hole. Perched on pole by garage then flew into elderberry bush. Heard for several consecutive nights.
15/05/1986 NR3662 Daill 0 Elliott, R.E. Woods.
16/06/1986 NR2664 Foreland House 1 Wilson, J
29/10/1986 NR4045 Lagavulin Distillery 1 Clarke, A
21/02/1987 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Walsh, I.R Calling.
13/04/1987 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Walker, A.F.G
25/10/1987 NR3362 Bridgend 0 Bristol Ornithological Club Heard in evenings.
02/06/1992 NR4066 Ballygrant Woods 0 Whitworth, J.
17/11/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 2 Butterworth, K. Heard calling
24/11/1993 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Butterworth, K. Seen at Grid ref 335620
30/04/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
17/10/1994 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Johnson, C.
22/10/1994 NR3351 Glenegedale 1 Milne, A.J. seen in car headlights
14/09/1995 NR3362 Bridgend 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Calling 339627
08/11/1995 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Wergan, R. & S. Heard and seen in street lights
12/11/1995 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Wergan, R. & S.
14/12/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
15/12/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
16/12/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
19/12/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
09/11/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
13/11/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
26/11/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/01/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/01/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
28/02/1997 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 McKeown, D.
01/03/1997 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 McKeown, D.
02/03/1997 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 McKeown, D.
30/07/1997 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Cairns, B.
30/08/1997 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 Gulliver, R. & M.
21/10/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
21/11/1997 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 Gulliver, R. & M.
10/12/1997 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Anderson, G.
28/02/1998 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 0 Anderson, G. Calling bird
28/02/1998 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 1 Anderson, G. Calling
05/03/1998 NR3358 Tallant 1 Anderson, G. calling
05/03/1998 NR3358 Tallant 1 Anderson, G. Calling bird - plantation.
29/04/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Cook, A.
26/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/07/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
28/07/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
10/08/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/09/1998 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Armitage, J.
13/11/1998 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Butterworth, K.
13/11/1998 NR2564 Rockmountain 1 Butterworth, K. On telegraph pole - 8pm.
18/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 11 p.m. (With CRMcK)
18/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F. Young
01/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Pr bred - 1st breeding for reserve - 1 young reared.
03/06/1999 NR3362 Bridgend 2 McKay, C.R.
06/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
08/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
29/11/1999 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Whitehouse, A. calling
01/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
07/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Bred in Gruinart but deserted
09/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
18/07/2000 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. & M. Flying over garden
19/07/2000 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. & M. Flying over garden
30/07/2000 NR4045 Lagavulin 1 Rennie, Mrs
01/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/08/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
03/09/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/12/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
06/12/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
24/06/2001 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Butterworth, K. Nr. Aoradh Farm on telegraph pole 22:30.
29/06/2001 NR2767 Gruinart Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Butterworth, K. Young calling in wood.
10/07/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
12/09/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
06/10/2001 NR3966 Ballygrant 1 Johnson, C.
06/10/2001 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Johnson, C.
25/10/2001 NR4347 Kildalton 1 Phillips, M. Nr. Kildalton House.
29/11/2001 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 Gulliver, R.
04/12/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
28/02/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/03/2002 NR1955 Ballimony 1 McKay, C.R. Possible
14/03/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/04/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
20/05/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB Adult and at least 3 young in nest
27/05/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
03/06/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Baby
07/06/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB The male and 2 chicks almost fledged
14/06/2002 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. & M. Juvenile - evidence of breeding presumably in Kilnaughton Wood
14/06/2002 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 1 Gulliver, R. & M. Recently fledged youngster
09/07/2002 NR3362 Bridgend 1 McKay, C.R. Dead on road
10/07/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
09/08/2002 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Whitehouse, A. Roosting in small birch tree
17/09/2002 NR4369 Port Askaig 1 Roberts, P.
26/09/2002 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
22/10/2002 NR3362 Bridgend Woods 1 Sutton, R., & FSC Heard
05/11/2002 NR3351 Glenegedale 1 Phillips, M. On roadside verge
06/11/2002 NR2767 Gruinart Wood, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Phillips, M.
12/01/2003 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R. & M.
14/01/2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
14/04/2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 1 RSPB Gruinart staff In barns
13/05/2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 2 RSPB Gruinart staff Pair present but not breeding.
28/05/2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 1 RSPB Gruinart staff In the barn.
18/06/2003 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 3 Gulliver, R. & M. Ad + 2yy
19/06/2003 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 3 Gulliver, R. & M. Ad + 2yy
20/06/2003 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 3 Gulliver, R. & M. Ad + 2yy
21/06/2003 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 3 Gulliver, R. & M. Ad + 2yy
22/06/2003 NR3444 Kilnaughton Wood 3 Gulliver, R. & M. Ad + 2yy
24/06/2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
18/09/2003 NR278682 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO93 2 RSPB Gruinart staff
04/02/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Gruinart staff In the barn.
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Pair present - breeding possible
29/04/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
01/05/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
21/05/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 J How RSPB
13/06/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
03/07/2004 NR3545 Imeraval 1 R & M Gulliver
04/07/2004 NR3545 Imeraval 1 R & M Gulliver
23/07/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
02/09/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt Also 8/9
03/12/2004 NR2768 Gruinart Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB
01/02/2005 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R & M
31/03/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
01/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
25/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
30/06/2005 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
10/07/2005 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R & M
18/07/2005 NR3263 Whin Park 1 Munro, N Flew from tree to cling to telegraph pole.
08/08/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
11/09/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Fotheringham, C.
16/12/2005 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R & M Calling.
09/03/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Fotheringham, C.
11/05/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
03/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
29/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/09/2006 NR4654 Ardtalla 2 Hemming, J & Eithin, B Heard.
09/03/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
27/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
04/08/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
04/03/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff male calling
25/03/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
11/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
06/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How chick
13/07/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
29/08/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
31/08/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
20/09/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
01/11/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
11/12/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How