Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 22nd:
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2013.
Black Rock, Kerry, 2013.
Broadmeadow of the Swords Estuary, Dublin, 2009.
9th Irish Record. 1st East Coast Record
Off Blanan, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1996.
Flew west past Blanan. 8th Irish Record
Western Bonelli's Warbler
Old Head of Kinsale, Cork, 1984.
9th Irish Record
Duncrue St Marsh, Belfast, Antrim, 1958.
10th Irish Record. 1st NI Record
Near Belmullet, Mayo, 1935.
Shot. 1st Irish Record
First for Western Palearctic
22nd August. No WP firsts are known for this date.