Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - February 1st:
Enniskillen Tip, Fermanagh, 2012.
Probably had been present for the previous 2 weeks. 10th Irish Record
Off Rossbeigh, Kerry, 2011.
Remained until April. May have been in the area since the previous month and possibly the previous winter. 1st Irish Record
Liscannor, Clare, 2011.
8th Irish Record
Rostellan, Cork, 1997.
Returned until 1999. 4th Irish Record
Cross Point and Termoncarragh Lake, Mayo, 1989.
9th Irish Record
Ramore Head, Antrim, 1981.
2nd Irish Record
Tralee, Kerry, 1908.
Shot. 9th Irish Record
unknown location, Dublin, 1907.
Caught. 2nd Irish Record
River Lagan near Ballynafeigh, Belfast , Antrim, 1848.
Shot. 1st Irish Record. 1st WP Record
First Records for
Today is 1st February. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
1st February, 1848.
River Lagan, near Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Ussher, R.J. and Warren, R 1900. The Birds of Ireland. Gurney and Jackson, London