Past Irish Rare Birds
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Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 30th:

Greenish Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 2013. 

Skimmer sp.

Off Annagh Head, The Mullet, Mayo, 2012. 

Not specifically identified, possibly a Black Skimmer. 1st Irish record.

Pallid Harrier

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011. 

3rd Irish Record

Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2004. 


Rams Island, Lough Neagh, Antrim, 2000. 

First breeding record. Female observed with a chick

Greenish Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999. 


Western Bonelli's Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1981. 

Considered to be the race bonelli. 6th Irish Record

Temminck's Stint

White Hole, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1973. 

2 birds

Red-headed Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1969. 

Assigned to Category D1


Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1961. 

8th Irish Record

Ortolan Bunting

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959. 

7th Irish Record

Ortolan Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

6th Irish Record

Red-backed Shrike

Fastnet Rock, Cork, 1930. 

Killed striking lantern. 6th Irish Record

Undated August records

First Records for

Today is 30th August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Northern Mockingbird

30th August, 1982.

Saltash, Cornwall, England.

Two earlier records from England in 1971 and 1978 are either consigned to category D or regarded as an escape

Griffiths, E. 1996. Northern Mockingbirds in Britain (Northern Mockingbird in Cornwall). British Birds 89(8): 347-356 (353)

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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Iceland Gull Down Ireland
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Belfast Harbour, County Down.
February 18th, 2006
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