Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 25th:

Buff-bellied Pipit

Redbarn Beach, Youghal, Cork, 2007. 

8th Irish Record

Great White Egret

Ballyrainey, near Comber, Down, 1998. 

6th Irish Record

Great Grey Shrike

Lough Keel, Donegal, 1983. 

Black Brant

Tramore Backstrand, Waterford, 1978. 

3rd Irish Record

Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis)

Eeragh Island Lighthouse, Aran Islands, Galway, 1943. 

Killed striking wire. 1st Irish Record

Ferruginous Duck

unknown location, unknown county, 1897. 

Discovered in a Birmingham market on the 27th November having come from Ireland. 7th Irish Record

American Bittern

Annagh Bog, near Kinsale, Cork, 1875. 

Shot. 6th Irish Record

Undated November records

First Records for

Today is 25th November. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Fregetta petrel sp.

25th November, 2009.

Off Severn Beach, Avon, South Gloucestershire, England.

Most likely a White-bellied Storm-petrel. First European record although the validity of the only other WP record off Western Sahara in 1986 has been questioned

Martin, J.P. 2009. The Fregetta petrel in Avon - a bird new to Europe. Birding World 22(11): 457-458

Undated Winter Western Palearctic Records



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House Martin Wexford Ireland
House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Carnsore Point, County Wexford.
September 20th, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1600 f/5.6 ISO 200 
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