Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 23rd:


Pallas's Warbler

Ballycotton, Cork, 2007. 


Pallas's Warbler

Hook Head, Wexford, 2007. 

2 birds


Atlantic Gull

Dargan Bay, Antrim, 2005. 

Later seen at Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve on 25th October. Atlantic island race of Yellow-legged Gull. 5th Irish record


Chimney Swift

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999. 

1st Irish Record


Chimney Swift

Ballydonegan, Cork, 1999. 

2nd Irish Record


Chimney Swift

South Slob, Wexford, 1999. 

3rd Irish Record


Siberian Stonechat

Galley Head, Cork, 1993. 

5th Irish Record


Laughing Gull

The Lough, Cork, 1988. 

5th Irish Record


Radde's Warbler

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1988. 

4th Irish Record


Pallas's Warbler

Watchhouse Garden, Sherkin Island, Cork, 1985. 

3rd Irish Record


Red-throated Pipit

Dursey Island, Cork, 1979. 

9th Irish Record


Pallas's Warbler

Youth Hostel Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1968. 

1st Irish Record


Shore Lark

North Bull Island, Dublin, 1966. 

2 birds. 5th Irish Record


Bluethroat

Comillane, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1960. 

7th Irish Record


Richard's Pipit

Kilbarrack, Dublin, 1911. 

Caught. 2nd Irish Record


Red-breasted Flycatcher

South Arklow Lightship, Wexford, 1887. 

Killed striking lantern. 1st Irish Record


Undated October records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 23rd October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Rufous-tailed Robin

23rd October, 2004.

Bull's Park, Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland.

Trapped, aka Whistling Nightingale or Swinhoe's Robin

Shaw, D.N. 2006. Rufous-tailed Robin on Fair Isle: new to Britain. British Birds 99(5): 236-241


Taiga Merlin

23rd October, 1989.

Akranes, Iceland.

Date approx. Nominate North American race of Merlin found dead. A 19th century record from Sussex and a 1920 record from the Outer Hebrides are no longer considered acceptable

Garner, M. 2002. Identification and vagrancy of American Merlins in Europe. Birding World 15(11): 468-480


Blyth's Pipit

23rd October, 1882.

Brighton, East Sussex, England.

Caught. Original ID, Tawny Pipit. Skin discovered in Natural History Museum by Kenneth Williamson in 1963 when corrct identification was established. Accepted by the BOURC in 1975

Cramp, S. (ed) 1992. BWP 5. Oxford University Press


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Coenagrion puella
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Enallagma cyathigerum
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Irish Damselfly
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Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Tacumshin Lake
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Tacumshin Lake
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Black Darter
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Common Darter
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The Raven
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Common Darter Wexford Ireland
Common Darter
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Common Darter Wexford Ireland
Common Darter
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Tacumshin Lake
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Red-veined Darter
Sympetrum fonscolombii
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
August 26th
Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Sympetrum fonscolombii
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
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Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Sympetrum fonscolombii
Carnsore Point
County Wexford
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Red-veined Darter Wexford Ireland
Red-veined Darter
Sympetrum fonscolombii
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Ruddy Darter
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Ruddy Darter
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Emperor Dragonfly
Anax imperator
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Emperor Dragonfly Wexford Ireland
Emperor Dragonfly
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The Burren
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Hairy Dragonfly
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Migrant Hawker
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Migrant Hawker
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Black-tailed Skimmer
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Black-tailed Skimmer
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Ballinafagh Lake
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Black-tailed Skimmer
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Tacumshin Lake
County Wexford
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Tacumshin Lake
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Keeled Skimmer
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Keeled Skimmer
Orthetrum coerulescens
Killarney
County Kerry
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