Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 2nd:
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1998.
2nd Irish Record
Duncrue Street Marsh, Belfast, Antrim, 1960.
6th Irish Record. 2nd NI Record
Near Crumlin, Antrim, 1927.
Shot. 4th Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 2nd August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
2nd August, 1980.
Elephantine Island, near Aswan, Egypt.
2 birds. Not included in the Egyptian national list but very probably a genuine record
Dekker, R. 1981. Black Heron in Egypt in August 1980. Dutch Birding 3(3): 80