FIRSTS FOR WESTERN PALEARCTIC
Undated Summer Records
African Skimmer - Yarqon River, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Summer, 1934.
2 birds collected
Shirihai, H. 1996. The Birds of Israel. Academic Press

Shikra - Near Lenkoran, Azerbaijan. Summer, 1933.
3 birds obtained including 1 found in a nest during June
Gregory, G. 2007. Shikra in the Wester Palearctic. Birding World 20(4): 159-161

Red-winged Blackbird - Holton, Suffolk, England. Summer, 1824.
Killed
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press

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Reed Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. June 7th, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Tree Pipit, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 16th, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 3rd, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 3rd, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Woodchat Shrike, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. April 18th, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Eurasian Scops Owl, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. April 11th, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Eurasian Scops Owl, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Eurasian Scops Owl (Otus scops)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. April 11th, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Firecrest, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. March 21st, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Slaty-backed Gull, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)
Killybegs, Co. Donegal. January 18th, 2015.
Canon 7D  
Slaty-backed Gull, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Slaty-backed Gull (Larus schistisagus)
Killybegs, Co. Donegal. January 18th, 2015.
Canon 7D