Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 30th:
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 2013.
Off Annagh Head, The Mullet, Mayo, 2012.
Not specifically identified, possibly a Black Skimmer. 1st Irish record.
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011.
3rd Irish Record
Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2004.
Rams Island, Lough Neagh, Antrim, 2000.
First breeding record. Female observed with a chick
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999.
Western Bonelli's Warbler
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1981.
Considered to be the race bonelli. 6th Irish Record
White Hole, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1973.
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1969.
Assigned to Category D1
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1961.
8th Irish Record
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959.
7th Irish Record
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958.
6th Irish Record
Fastnet Rock, Cork, 1930.
Killed striking lantern. 6th Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 30th August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
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)