Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - July 23rd:
Killaughey Road, Donaghadee, Down, 2011.
3rd NI Record
Off the Bridges of Ross, Clare, 2002.
2nd Irish Record
Kilcoole, Wicklow, 1972.
8th Irish Record
First for Western Palearctic
23rd July. No WP firsts are known for this date.
FIRST WESTERN PALEARCTIC RECORDS IN SUMMER - DATE UNKNOWN.
Yarqon River, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Summer, 1934
2 birds collected
Shirihai, H. 1996. The Birds of Israel. Academic Press
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
Holton, Suffolk, England. Summer, 1824
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press