Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records


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


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

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



Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail Wexford Ireland
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Tacumshin, County Wexford.
April 21st, 2003
7 more photo(s) of Yellow Wagtail:
Yellow Wagtail, Tacumshin, Wexford. 2013 Yellow Wagtail, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2013 Yellow Wagtail, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 2008 Yellow Wagtail, Tacumshin, Wexford. 2006 Yellow Wagtail, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2006 Yellow Wagtail, Ladys Island, Wexford. 2002 Yellow Wagtail, Tacumshin, Wexford. 2005