Historical
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

IRISH RARE BIRD
RECORDS

Today is Thursday 24th April 2014. Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on 24th April:


Roller

Tacumshin, Wexford, 2010. 

Seen in flight


Red-rumped Swallow

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010. 

Red-rumped Swallow photo


Black-headed Wagtail

Longfield Point, Lough Foyle, Derry, 2007. 

1st Irish Record


Tawny Pipit

Dursey Island, Cork, 2003. 

Tawny Pipit photo


Pallid Swift

Dundalk, Louth, 1998. 

3rd Irish Record


King Eider

Kinramer, Rathlin Island, Antrim, 1997. 

9th Irish Record

King Eider photo


Whiskered Tern

Dungarvan, Waterford, 1994. 

Whiskered Tern photo


Kentish Plover

Ballycotton, Cork, 1984. 

Kentish Plover photo


Undated April records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 24th April. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Yellow Bittern

24th April, 2012.

Wadi Lahami, Hamata, Egypt.

Heard only on this date, subsequently two males trapped 26th. Appears to be colonising the area, at least three nests found in 2013. An 1962 record from Dorset is not accepted by the BOU

Hering. J, et al 2013. Die Chinadommel Ixobrychus sinensis am Roten Meer in Ägypten – erste Nachweise eines übershenen westpaläarktischen Brutvogels. Limicola 26: 253-278


Eastern Phoebe

24th April, 1987.

St. John's Valley, Lundy Island, Devon, England.

Remained until the following day when ID was confirmed. A bird claimed 2 days earlier at Slapton Ley, Devon was almost certainly this bird or another Eastern Phoebe

McShane, C. 1996. Eastern Phoebe in Devon: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 89(3): 103-107


Undated Spring Western Palearctic Records


TRIP REPORTS/PHOTOS

Mallorca
Seville
Canaries
Florida

Damselflies   Dragonflies   All   
Showing Irish Damselflies and Dragonflies
(click on a thumbnail below for a larger image)
Azure Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Azure Damselfly
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
May
Azure Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Azure Damselfly
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
May
Azure Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Azure Damselfly
Lullymore
County Kildare
May 27th
Blue-tailed Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Pollardstown Fen
County Kildare
June
Blue-tailed Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 14th
Common Blue Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Common Blue Damselfly
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
June
Common Blue Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Common Blue Damselfly
Ballyvaloo
County Wexford
June
Common Blue Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Common Blue Damselfly
Ballyvaloo
County Wexford
June 1st
Emerald Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Emerald Damselfly
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
July
Emerald Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Emerald Damselfly
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 21st
Irish Damselfly Offaly Ireland
Irish Damselfly
Pallas Lake
County Offaly
June
Irish Damselfly Offaly Ireland
Irish Damselfly
Pallas Lake
County Offaly
June
Large Red Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Large Red Damselfly
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
June
Large Red Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Large Red Damselfly
The Raven
County Wexford
May
Large Red Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Large Red Damselfly
Tacumshin
County Wexford
June
Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 7th
Variable Damselfly Kildare Ireland
Variable Damselfly
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
May
Variable Damselfly Wexford Ireland
Variable Damselfly
Tacumshin Lake
County Wexford
June 19th
Banded Demoiselle Kildare Ireland
Banded Demoiselle
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
June
Banded Demoiselle Kildare Ireland
Banded Demoiselle
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
June 23rd
Beautiful Demoiselle Wexford Ireland
Beautiful Demoiselle
The Raven
County Wexford
July
Beautiful Demoiselle Wexford Ireland
Beautiful Demoiselle
Castlebridge
County Wexford
August 2nd
Four-spotted Chaser Wexford Ireland
Four-spotted Chaser
Ballyvaloo
County Wexford
June
Common Darter Wexford Ireland
Common Darter
Lady's Island
County Wexford
July
Common Darter Wexford Ireland
Common Darter
The Raven
County Wexford
July 19th
Common Darter Wexford Ireland
Common Darter
Tacumshin
County Wexford
September 8th
Common Darter Wexford Ireland
Common Darter
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 21st
Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
The Raven
County Wexford
June
Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
September
Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
August 26th
Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
August 26th
Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
August 26th
Red-veiner Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veiner Darter
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 7th
Ruddy Darter Kildare Ireland
Ruddy Darter
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
July
Ruddy Darter Wexford Ireland
Ruddy Darter
The Raven
County Wexford
August
Ruddy Darter Wexford Ireland
Ruddy Darter
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 19th
Emperor Dragonfly Wexford Ireland
Emperor Dragonfly
Lady's Island
County Wexford
July
Emperor Dragonfly Wexford Ireland
Emperor Dragonfly
Lady's Island
County Wexford
July
Emperor Dragonfly Wexford Ireland
Emperor Dragonfly
Raven Wood
County Wexford
August 22nd
Emperor Dragonfly Wexford Ireland
Emperor Dragonfly
Quarry Pond, near Tacumshin Lake
County Wexford
June 27th
Emperor Dragonfly Wexford Ireland
Emperor Dragonfly
Quarry Pond, near Tacumshin Lake
County Wexford
June 27th
Downy Emerald Kerry Ireland
Downy Emerald
Killarney
County Kerry
June
Brown Hawker Kildare Ireland
Brown Hawker
Pollardstown Fen
County Kildare
August
Common Hawker Kildare Ireland
Common Hawker
Derrymahon
County Kildare
July 17th
Hairy Hawker Clare Ireland
Hairy Hawker
The Burren
County Clare
May
Hairy Hawker Kildare Ireland
Hairy Hawker
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
May
Hairy Hawker Kildare Ireland
Hairy Hawker
Lullymore
County Kildare
June 7th
Migrant Hawker Wexford Ireland
Migrant Hawker
The Raven
County Wexford
August
Migrant Hawker Wexford Ireland
Migrant Hawker
The Raven
County Wexford
August
Migrant Hawker Wexford Ireland
Migrant Hawker
Carne
County Wexford
October
Migrant Hawker Wexford Ireland
Migrant Hawker
Raven Wood
County Wexford
August 22nd
Black-tailed Skimmer Kildare Ireland
Black-tailed Skimmer
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
June
Black-tailed Skimmer Kildare Ireland
Black-tailed Skimmer
Ballinafagh Lake
County Kildare
June
Black-tailed Skimmer Wexford Ireland
Black-tailed Skimmer
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 21st
Black-tailed Skimmer Wexford Ireland
Black-tailed Skimmer
Tacumshin
County Wexford
July 21st
Keeled Skimmer Kerry Ireland
Keeled Skimmer
Killarney
County Kerry
June
Keeled Skimmer Kerry Ireland
Keeled Skimmer
Killarney
County Kerry
June
Keeled Skimmer Wexford Ireland
Keeled Skimmer
Tacumshin
County Wexford
August 7th