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
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

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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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Ashbourne, County Meath.
April 2nd, 2009
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/1000 f/5.6 ISO 200 
6 more photo(s) of Short-eared Owl:
Short-eared Owl, Ashbourne, Meath. 2009 Short-eared Owl, Ashbourne, Meath. 2009 Short-eared Owl, Ashbourne, Meath. 2009 Short-eared Owl, Lowtherstown, Balbriggan, Dublin. 2008 Short-eared Owl, Lowtherstown, Balbriggan, Dublin. 2008 Short-eared Owl, Carnsore Point, Wexford. 2003