Water Rail

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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
2002 NR2965 Moine Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
2002 NR2869 Creag Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
2002 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB
2002 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
2003 NR276672 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO01-AO98 8 RSPB Gruinart staff Plus at least 5 just off the reserve.
2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. At least 7 calling
30/06/1905 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How At least 6 pairs
01/07/1905 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How At least 9 pairs
31/10/1919 NR3548 Leorin 1 Booth, C.G. Water Rail shot, from Kildalton Game Book
30/11/1920 NR3550 Glenmachrie 1 Booth, C.G. Water Rail shot, from Kildalton Game Book
26/10/1921 NR3060 Islay 1 Booth, C.G. Water Rail shot, from Kildalton Game Book
30/01/1923 NR2855 Laggan 1 Booth, C.G. Water Rail shot, from Kildalton Game Book
02/01/1930 NR3147 Kintra 1 Booth, C.G. Water Rail shot, from Kildalton Game Book
30/01/1935 NR3548 Leorin 1 Booth, C.G. Water Rail shot, from Kildalton Game Book
21/11/1971 NR4065 Loch Lossit 1 Booth, C.G.
06/11/1972 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Booth, C.G. killed by car
31/10/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Youngson, P In long reeds.
20/11/1975 NR3362 Islay House 1 Booth, C.G.
11/03/1977 NR1754 Cladville 0 Elliott, R.E. On lane, bill marks in mud.
12/01/1980 NR2267 Ballinaby 1 Booth, C.G. shot
20/03/1981 NR2941 Loch na Beinne, RSPB The Oa 1 Clugston, D.L & Wilson, M Flushed from a ditch.
24/12/1981 NR37 Islay (north): Killinallan to Bolsay 1 Hunt, A.J, Greem, E.E, & Henderson, M
01/09/1985 NR3461 Claggan 0 Elliott, R.E. Dyke opp. Puddle Hole. Intermittent squeak, poss. flight call?
21/10/1986 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 1 Elliott, R.E. Heard at dusk.
23/03/1987 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 0 McLellan, C
07/05/1987 NR2053 Easter Ellister 0 Dawson, J
28/10/1987 NR3263 Bridgend Flats, Loch Indaal 1 Indge, D Heard calling.
10/11/1993 NR2967 Craigens 1 Johnson, C.
05/01/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
04/05/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
28/06/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/07/1994 NR1753 Ballymeanach 1 RSPB Rinns survey Heard
26/08/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/11/1994 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Butterworth, K. Calling nr Gruinart Hse
04/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/05/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
21/09/1995 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Calling repeatedly a.m.
29/01/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/05/1996 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Dawson, J. Killed by cat
01/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
06/06/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
04/10/1996 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 1 Maguire, E.J.
22/11/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
25/11/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/12/1996 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J.
30/12/1996 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 8 RSPB
09/04/1997 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
21/05/1998 NR2263 Rockside 1 McKay, C.R.
15/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Present and probably bred
18/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F.
18/06/1998 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F. Aoradh
18/06/1998 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F.
26/04/1999 NR2966 Corsapol 1 RSPB
23/05/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
01/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Calling males.
03/06/1999 NR3162 Carnain 2 McKay, C.R.
03/06/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
03/06/1999 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 2 McKay, C.R.
06/07/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
27/07/1999 NR2355 Craigfad 1 McKay, C.R.
27/09/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
26/10/1999 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
08/11/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
10/12/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
13/12/1999 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
01/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
14/02/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
17/03/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Crossing road
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB Monthly maxima
16/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB staff Calling M
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 RSPB Calling males
26/06/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff Calling M
26/10/2000 NR3563 East Lodge 1 Hogg, J., & James, P. Flushed from roadside ditch.
26/10/2000 NR36 Islay (central north): Bridgend to Ballygrant 1 Hogg, J., & James, P. Flushed from roadside ditch
27/10/2000 NR2965 Coullabus 1 Carr, G. & C. Calling
02/11/2000 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 1 Roberts, P. Craighouse
02/11/2000 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Roberts, P. Calling
02/04/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
26/04/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB
12/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
14/05/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
01/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 4 RSPB Birds heard calling from 4 locations.
03/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
04/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
25/06/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
03/07/2001 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
07/10/2001 NR2967 Craigens 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
25/10/2001 NR4448 Ardilistry 1 Phillips, M. In roadside ditch.
28/10/2001 NR2967 Craigens 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
04/11/2001 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 1 Sykes, T. In reeds next to road.
23/01/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
23/01/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB
05/02/2002 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
26/03/2002 NR2965 Moine Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Calling
25/05/2002 NR2966 Corsapol 1 McKay, C.R. Calling bird/s
26/05/2002 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 1 McKay, C.R. Calling bird/s
26/05/2002 NR2966 Corsapol 1 McKay, C.R. Singing male/s
27/05/2002 NR2965 Moine Mhor, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Calling
27/05/2002 NR2866 Aoradh Farm, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Calling
27/05/2002 NR2966 Corsapol 1 McKay, C.R. Singing male/s
05/06/2002 NR3357 Loch Tallant, Laggan 1 McKay, C.R. Calling bird/s
12/09/2002 NR3867 Loch Finlaggan 1 Unknown visitor Imm. found dead
20/09/2002 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/10/2002 NR2863 Uiskentuie 1 Pugh, E.R. Crossed road near farm
09/03/2003 NR272671 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO22 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
26/03/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 1 RSPB Gruinart staff SEEN FROM HIDE
29/04/2003 NR270658 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO69 1 RSPB Gruinart staff Squeeling in Forelands marsh.
30/04/2003 NR270658 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO69 5 RSPB Gruinart staff 5 calling back to a tape lure Foreland marsh.
14/06/2003 NR280673 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO19 1 RSPB Gruinart staff calling
17/01/2004 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 2 C R McKay
30/01/2004 NR2767 Bushmill, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
01/04/2004 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 RSPB Present and breeding, no count
27/04/2004 NR2965 Moine Mhor 1 J How RSPB calling
22/05/2004 NR4268 Loch nan Deala 1 T ap Rheinalt L. nan Deala
30/05/2004 NR2765 Druim na h-Earasaid, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 J How RSPB calling in Forelands reed bed.
13/06/2004 NR2965 Moine Mhor 1 J How RSPB
24/06/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt
12/08/2004 NR2867 Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 T ap Rheinalt
23/10/2004 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 1 C R McKay Calling in reed bed
06/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
24/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
27/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
27/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 3 How, J.
31/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/07/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
20/11/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/11/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/12/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
13/12/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
22/01/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
27/01/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
24/04/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 3 How, J.
29/09/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
24/10/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
22/11/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
11/01/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
09/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
16/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. calling
24/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. Ce Survey
26/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. Survey
26/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J. Survey
31/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. Survey
11/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. survey
05/03/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
27/03/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
02/04/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 3 Gruinart Staff
11/04/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
01/05/2008 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 James How
01/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
02/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
02/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
14/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
18/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
24/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
31/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
18/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
24/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
17/10/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
24/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
29/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
29/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How calling
19/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How calling
22/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
06/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
08/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
29/09/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
20/12/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
10/05/2010 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
19/10/2010 NR195586 Tormisdale 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J Dead