Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - January 28th:
Dundrum Bay, Down, 2006.
2nd NI Record
Ross's Point, Sligo, 1977.
2nd Irish Record
Off the Skelligs, Kerry, 1965.
Briefly came on board a trawler at sea before flying off towards Valentia. 6th Irish Record. 14th WP record
Ballyheigue Strand, Kerry, 1959.
2 birds. 8th Irish Record
Near Tralee, Kerry, 1848.
Killed about this date. 1st Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 28th January. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
Cape or Australian Gannet
28th January, 1985.
Oil Platform, 30km east of Tarragona, Ebro Delta, Spain.
Originally accepted as Cape Gannet now changed to Cape or Australian Gannet by Spanish RC. Earlier record claimed off Western Sahara in 1966 probably placed within WP in error.
De Juana, E. and Comite de Rarezas de la SEO 2002. Report on rare birds in Spain and Portugal in 2000. Ardeola 49(1): 141-171