FIRSTS FOR WESTERN PALEARCTIC
Undated Autumn Records
Chinese Pond Heron - Hellesylt, More og Romsdal, Norway. Autumn, 1973.
Shot
Snow, D.W. & Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1998. BWP Concise 1. Oxford University Press

Fulvous Whistling Duck - Camargue, France. Autumn, 1970.
Shot. Possible earlier French record from April 1929
Hovette, S. 1972. Alauda 40: 343-352

Sora - River Kennet, near Newbury, Berkshire, England. Autumn, 1864.
Shot. Later exibited at a meeting of the Zoological Society at Magdalene College, Cambridge in February 1865
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press

Eastern Meadowlark - South Walsham, Norfolk, England. Autumn, 1854.
Seen on 3 occasions during October by Capt. Jary who failed to collect it. This and three other 19th century records not accepted by the BOURC as genuine vagrants
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Autumn, 1848.
Shot during September
Palmer, P. 2000. First for Britain and Ireland 1600-1999. Arlequin Press

Swainson's Thrush - Genoa, Italy. Autumn, 1843.
Alexander, W.B. & Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14

Rufous Turtle Dove - Harjedalen, Sweden. Autumn, 1842.
First European record
Hirschfeld, E. 1986. Rufous Turtle Dove in Europe. Dutch Birding 8(3): 77-84

Yellow-browed Bunting - Lille Castle, Nord, France. Autumn, 1827.
Trapped
Jiquet, F. 2007. En direct de la CAF. Premiere mention francaise du Bruant `a sourcils jaunes [Emberiza chrysophrys]. Ornithos 14(3): 172-175

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Near Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland. Autumn, 1825.
Killed
Ussher, R.J. & Warren, R 1900. The Birds of Ireland. Gurney and Jackson, London

LATEST BIRD PHOTOS 2015
Click on images for larger size
Rare Bird Search:

Cattle Egret, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Tomhaggard, Co. Wexford. February 14th, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Glaucous Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Iceland Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Duncannon, Co. Wexford. January 16th, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Castetownbere, Co. Cork. January 3rd, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Castetownbere, Co. Cork. January 3rd, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Castetownbere, Co. Cork. January 3rd, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II  
Glaucous-winged Gull, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens)
Castetownbere, Co. Cork. January 3rd, 2016.
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 100-400mm Mark II