Historical
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

IRISH RARE BIRD
RECORDS

Today is Thursday 24th April 2014. Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on 24th April:


Roller

Tacumshin, Wexford, 2010. 

Seen in flight


Red-rumped Swallow

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010. 

Red-rumped Swallow photo


Black-headed Wagtail

Longfield Point, Lough Foyle, Derry, 2007. 

1st Irish Record


Tawny Pipit

Dursey Island, Cork, 2003. 

Tawny Pipit photo


Pallid Swift

Dundalk, Louth, 1998. 

3rd Irish Record


King Eider

Kinramer, Rathlin Island, Antrim, 1997. 

9th Irish Record

King Eider photo


Whiskered Tern

Dungarvan, Waterford, 1994. 

Whiskered Tern photo


Kentish Plover

Ballycotton, Cork, 1984. 

Kentish Plover photo


Undated April records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 24th April. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Yellow Bittern

24th April, 2012.

Wadi Lahami, Hamata, Egypt.

Heard only on this date, subsequently two males trapped 26th. Appears to be colonising the area, at least three nests found in 2013. An 1962 record from Dorset is not accepted by the BOU

Hering. J, et al 2013. Die Chinadommel Ixobrychus sinensis am Roten Meer in Ägypten – erste Nachweise eines übershenen westpaläarktischen Brutvogels. Limicola 26: 253-278


Eastern Phoebe

24th April, 1987.

St. John's Valley, Lundy Island, Devon, England.

Remained until the following day when ID was confirmed. A bird claimed 2 days earlier at Slapton Ley, Devon was almost certainly this bird or another Eastern Phoebe

McShane, C. 1996. Eastern Phoebe in Devon: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 89(3): 103-107


Undated Spring Western Palearctic Records


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Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Subalpine Warbler
Subalpine Warbler Wexford Ireland
Subalpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)
Carnsore Point, County Wexford.
April 12th, 2009
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Subalpine Warbler, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2009 Subalpine Warbler, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2009 Subalpine Warbler, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2009 Subalpine Warbler, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2009 Subalpine Warbler, Carnsore Point, Wexford. 2009 Subalpine Warbler, Carnsore Point, Wexford. 2009 Subalpine Warbler, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2008