Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 21st:
Off Mizen Head, Cork, 2012.
Not specifically identified but probably this species of Albatross
Off Mizen Head, Cork, 2008.
Loop Head, Clare, 2006.
Probably had been observed on the Mullet Peninsula the previous day
Crookhaven, Cork, 2001.
9th Irish Record
Ballagan Point, Louth, 1990.
7th Irish Record
Near East Bog, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1988.
Myroe, Lough Foyle, Derry, 1985.
Cotter's Garden, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985.
Trapped. 2nd Irish Record
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1978.
Original ID Tree Pipit, later corrected. 1st Irish Record
Great Grey Shrike
North Slob, Wexford, 1976.
Near Mailin Beg, Donegal, 1973.
Found dying in a field
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1960.
4th Irish Record
Lough Beg, Derry, 1956.
3rd Irish Record
Ardara, Donegal, 1930.
Shot. 4th Irish Record
unknown location, Sligo, 1870.
Found on display in McArdles shop, William Street, Dublin on this date, obtained earlier. 1st Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 21st October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
21st October, 1982.
Porthgwarra, Cornwall, England.
Remained until 27th October. Joined by a second from 23rd to 25th October
Williams, L.P. 1986. Chimney Swift: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 79(9): 423-426
21st October, 1948.
Bessastathir, Alftanes, Iceland.
First live bird following one found dead in Iceland in October 1913. Second WP record overall
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1994. BWP 9. Oxford University Press