Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 28th:

American Coot

Murlach, Ballyconneely, Galway, 2012. 

Remained until 13th April 2013. 3rd Irish record.

Ring-necked Duck

Carrigadroghid Loch, Cork, 1977. 

2 birds. 5th Irish Record

Black-headed Bunting

Ballymore, Wexford, 1958. 

2nd Irish Record

Undated November records

First Records for

Today is 28th November. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Little Blue Heron

28th November, 1964.

Fazenda, Flores, Azores.

Found dead. Ringed as a nestling in New Jersey, USA, June 1964

Dennis, J.V. 1981. A summary of banded North American birds encountered in Europe. North American Bird Bander 6: 88-96

Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Nightjar
Nightjar Wexford Ireland
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford.
May 4th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/800 f/5.6 ISO 200 
2 more photo(s) of Nightjar:
Nightjar, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2008 Nightjar, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2003