Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 23rd:
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2013.
Near Arklow, Wicklow, 2008.
Observed in flight heading north
22' NW of Loop Head, Clare, 2005.
Off the Bridges of Ross, Clare, 2001.
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1980.
Near the Youth Hostel, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1972.
1st Cape Clear Island Record
Ballycotton, Cork, 1968.
7th Irish Record
Calary Bog, near The Sugarloaf, Wicklow, 1885.
Shot. 1st Irish Record
Killough, near Powerscourt, Wicklow, 1833.
2 birds, 1 shot. 1st Irish Record
First for Western Palearctic
23rd August. No WP firsts are known for this date.