Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

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

Hooded Merganser

Lough Kilbrean, Killarney, Kerry, 1996. 

Wearing a green leg ring. Presumed escaped bird

Sociable Plover

Blennerville, Kerry, 1985. 

3rd Irish Record

Green-winged Teal

Akeragh Lough, Kerry, 1958. 

6th Irish Record

Undated November records

First Records for

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

African Crake

23rd November, 2001.

Parque Garcia Sanabria, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Found exhausted and died in care the following day

Lorenzo, J.A. 2002. The African Crake on Tenerife - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 15(2): 60-61

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

23rd November, 1987.

Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland.

Found exhausted and later died. Earlier 19th c. record from Scotland now considered unacceptable

Petursson, G. 1990. Letters: Icelandic Rarities. Birding World 3(10): 348

Red-billed Quelea

23rd November, 1965.

Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Flock of several hundred described as accidental

Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1994. BWP 8. Oxford University Press

Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker Wexford Ireland
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford.
May 10th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1000 f/5.6 ISO 200 
3 more photo(s) of Great Spotted Woodpecker:
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2008 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Howth, Dublin. 2006 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Howth, Dublin. 2006