Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - December 21st:

Little Owl

Lemonstown, Dunlavin, Wicklow, 1981. 

4th Irish Record

Mediterranean Gull

Cork Harbour, Cork, 1969. 

5th Irish Record

Hooded Merganser

Acton Lake, Armagh, 1957. 

Probably at the same location the previous week. 3rd Irish Record

Undated December records

First for Western Palearctic

21st December. No WP firsts are known for this date.


Undated Winter Records



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Twite
Twite Sligo Ireland
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris)
Raghly Harbour, County Sligo.
December 6th, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/400 f/5.6 ISO 200 
One of a flock of about 30 at Raghly
3 more photo(s) of Twite:
Twite, Raghly Harbour, Sligo. 2009 Twite, Soldiers Point, Louth. 2007 Twite, Soldiers Point, Louth. 2007