Otter

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

See below for details of individual records.



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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
30/12/1977 NR4557 Proaig 1 Norriss, T.J Crossed road from shoreline.
14/02/1981 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 0 Sparks, P.H & G.M.B Seen from near road. Either same otter twice or 2 different ones.
23/05/1981 NR4276 Poll an Dhoire Fhearna 1 Carr, G
29/04/1984 NR3171 Killinallan, Loch Gruinart 1 K.N. Swimming.
29/04/1984 NR3674 Doodilmore 1 K.N. Crossing moor on route to sea.
14/03/1986 NR1652 Portnahaven 1 Clugston, D & I, Rockall, R & T
11/06/1986 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Elliott, R.E. Feeding on octopus. Shore of Sound, Bunnahabhain/ Caol Ila.
05/07/1986 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 3 Entwisle- Baker, S & J 2 young + 1 adult.
06/10/1986 NR4274 Rubha Bhachlaig 1 Russell, D & T
21/01/1987 NR5369 Feolin, Jura 1 Warwick, S & B Eating freshly caught crab.
25/10/1987 NR2371 Sanaigmore Bay 1 Bristol Ornithological Club
25/10/1987 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 Bristol Ornithological Club
28/12/1987 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Degnan, L
15/04/1993 NR5369 Feolin, Jura 1 Moon, G On beach.
24/04/1993 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 0 Steele, J Large amount of spraint.
28/04/1993 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 Steele, J Fresh spraint at road bridge.
29/04/1993 NR2967 Craigens 0 Steele, J Fresh prints, probable adult female.
01/05/1993 NR2744 Sgeirean Buidhe Ghil, RSPB The Oa 2 Steele, J Well-grown cubs.
06/07/1993 NR4469 Feolin Ferry 1 Deban, S
07/05/1994 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Williams, M In sea then crossed beach into burn.
12/05/1994 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Williams, M Swimming in loch, frequently spotted over a 30 min period.
30/12/2003 NR280675 Loch Gruinart: Compt AO18 1 Gruinart Staff
08/01/2005 NR3445 Kilnaughton 1 Gulliver, R & M
19/01/2005 NR3445 Kilnaughton 2 Gulliver, R & M
04/02/2005 NR3445 Kilnaughton 2 Gulliver, R & M
09/02/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
19/02/2005 NR3445 Kilnaughton 2 Gulliver, R & M
26/02/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
26/03/2005 NR2371 Sanaigmore Bay 1 MacGillivray, F
25/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
25/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
29/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
29/04/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
12/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
26/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
30/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
31/05/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
01/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
02/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
13/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
13/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
24/06/2005 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 1 Unknown Very inquisitive.
28/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
28/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
28/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
28/06/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
08/07/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
11/07/2005 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R & M
30/07/2005 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Unknown
01/08/2005 NR4073 Margadale River 1 Unknown
10/08/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
10/08/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
05/09/2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 How, J.
20/09/2005 NR3444 Singing Sands 1 Gulliver, R & M
03/12/2005 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R & M
06/12/2005 NR3445 Kilnaughton 1 Gulliver, R & M
20/01/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
17/02/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
05/03/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
15/03/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J.
17/04/2006 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 1 How, J.
23/04/2006 NR4045 Dunyvaig 3 Gill, P 1 adult + 2 cubs.
12/05/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
03/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
03/06/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
12/08/2006 NR2457 Carn, Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 2 Unknown
13/11/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
21/11/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
23/11/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
30/11/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
15/12/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
21/12/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
20/01/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
03/03/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. Spraint
03/03/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. Spraint
22/03/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. Spraint
14/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. prints
15/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. spraint in sluice
21/05/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. Holt in wall
06/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J. Lag na Criche pool
19/06/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
24/08/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. spraint and lie up near sluice AO19
28/08/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
11/11/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 1 How, J.
12/11/2007 NR2873 Ardnave 1 Fotheringham, C.
15/11/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 0 How, J. Prints in mud
17/12/2007 NR2866 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J. Young otter contact calling to adult
07/02/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How
11/02/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 3 How female and 2 cubs
30/03/2008 NR2974 Ardnave Point 1 Visitor 2.00pm eating fish on rocks
28/04/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How
30/04/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How Mother and cub
06/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
15/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
16/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
16/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
24/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
30/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
30/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
16/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
24/06/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
05/08/2008 NR3445 Kilnaughton Bay 1 Joseph McRinnon Head out of water
24/08/2008 NR2863 Uiskentuie 1 D.Pomeroy Dead not very large
28/08/2008 NR2558 Port Charlotte 2 Chris Fallow Swimming
29/09/2008 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Visitor
12/11/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
09/02/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How Prints
05/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Fotheringham
21/04/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
13/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 Visitor
16/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
16/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
26/05/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 2 How
03/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
04/06/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 0 How prints
18/08/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How ran across gateway
19/09/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
15/10/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 1 Vol in sea
24/10/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
15/11/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
03/12/2009 NR277726 Ardnave 1 Visitor
23/12/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 How
30/12/2009 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
01/06/2010 NR2558 Port Charlotte - Port Mor 1 Visitor
06/07/2010 NR293749 Ardnave 2 Cheesley, P & H
10/07/2010 NR251583 Port Charlotte 1 Cheesley, P & H
10/08/2010 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Carl Reavey
14/08/2010 NR4146 Ardbeg 1 Featherstone, M
22/08/2010 NR4656 Ardtalla 3 Featherstone, M
19/10/2010 NR285727 Ardnave 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
13/07/2011 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Unknown Crossing road between bridgend - ballygrant
27/07/2011 NR2457 Rubha a'Phuirt Mhoir 0 Unknown
01/08/2011 NR4370 Sound of Islay 0 Unknown
16/08/2011 NR2858 Gartbreck 3 Unknown
17/08/2011 NR4369 Port Askaig 3 Unknown
21/08/2011 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Visitor Eating fish