Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 2nd:

Citrine Wagtail

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011. 

2 birds

American Black Tern

Rahasane Turlough, Galway, 2007. 

4th Irish Record

Citrine Wagtail

Ballycotton, Cork, 2004. 

8th Irish Record

Booted Warbler

Ballycotton, Cork, 2004. 

2nd Irish Record

Booted Warbler

Annagh Head, Mayo, 2004. 

3rd Irish Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1991. 

Trapped. Considered to be the race bonelli

Wilson's Phalarope

Ballycotton, Cork, 1968. 

4th Irish Record


Lough Errul, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1965. 

Greater Yellowlegs

Three Islets, Lough Neagh, Antrim, 1962. 

5th Irish Record. 3rd NI Record

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Lighthouse Road, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1961. 

Trapped. Considered to be the race bonelli. 1st Irish Record

Icterine Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959. 

7th Irish Record

Aquatic Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

4th Irish Record

Icterine Warbler

Tuskar Rock, Wexford, 1914. 

Picked up dead. 2nd Irish Record

Undated September records

First Records for

Today is 2nd September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Southern Giant Petrel

2nd September, 1991.

Adriatic Sea, At sea.

Seen from a ferry travelling between Greece and Ancona in Italy. An earlier record of a Giant Petrel off Ile d'Ouessant in November 1967 was not specifically identified

Brichetti, P. et al 1995. Comitato di Omologazione Italiano. Rivista Italiana di Ornitologia 65: 147-149

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Red-footed Falcon
Red-footed Falcon Wexford Ireland
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus)
Tacumshin Lake, County Wexford.
May 29th, 2010
Canon 7D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/320 f/8 ISO 200 
Male. One of three present at Tacumshin today.
3 more photo(s) of Red-footed Falcon:
Red-footed Falcon, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2010 Red-footed Falcon, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2010 Red-footed Falcon, Timahoe West, Kildare. 2010