Velvet Scoter

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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
15/10/1908 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Rout, F. Year only given, male shot it was in Capt Ramsay's collection
17/07/1931 NR4370 Sound of Islay 1 Lack, D. F
17/04/1963 NR2063 Machir Bay 7 Murray, I.
18/10/1972 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 McCubbin, B Female. With 2 drake common scoters.
18/10/1972 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 McCubbin, W. female; with2 male common scoters; seen on the water & in flight
01/01/1973 NR4448 Ardilistry 1 Goater, B.
01/12/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 2 Youngson, P
15/05/1978 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 2 Elliott, R.E. With common scoters. Viewed from Blackrock.
15/05/1978 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 2 Elliott, R.E.
30/06/1979 NR2974 Ardnave Point 2 Armour, Mr & Mrs P. a pair
30/06/1979 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 Amour, R Male + female. Leisurely diving activity.
21/03/1982 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Hamilton, F. with common scoters
21/01/1986 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown
14/10/1986 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown
29/10/1988 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown M
12/05/1990 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown M off Bruichladdich. Stayed to 17 May
17/07/1990 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown M
27/08/1990 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown M
23/10/1990 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown M
13/11/1991 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown F, stayed to 26 Nov
13/11/1991 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Unknown M, stayed to 24 Nov
21/11/1991 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Unknown FF
26/03/1992 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 3 Unknown
30/03/1994 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 1 Harding, M. Adult F in bay, exhausted & being attacked by 3 Shelduck. Flew off after about 5 mins.
24/04/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 7 ap Rheinallt, T. >N
25/02/1995 NR3260 Gartnatra, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st-w M
27/04/1995 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F
06/09/1996 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M
07/09/1996 NR3062 Blackrock 1 Unknown visitor
13/09/1996 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M
19/10/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F
23/08/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 3 Rae, S.
23/10/1997 NR2066 Saligo 2 Edinburgh YOC FF
02/11/1997 NR2066 Saligo 2 Tigwell, E.
29/12/1997 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 1 Balmer, D.E. F
31/03/2000 NR3062 Blackrock, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F
09/04/2000 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F
29/04/2000 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F
17/05/2000 NR2264 Loch na Cachie 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F on Loch Gorm
04/07/2001 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 MacLellan, L.
05/07/2001 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 MacLellan, L.
07/11/2002 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Roberts, P. F
09/11/2002 NR3160 Power Station, Bowmore, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F
17/11/2005 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 0 Valerie, J.D & Harris, T Probable.
29/10/2009 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 3 Paul Kenyon