Today is Thursday 24th April 2014. Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on 24th April:
Tacumshin, Wexford, 2010.
Seen in flight
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010.
Longfield Point, Lough Foyle, Derry, 2007.
1st Irish Record
Dursey Island, Cork, 2003.
Dundalk, Louth, 1998.
3rd Irish Record
Kinramer, Rathlin Island, Antrim, 1997.
9th Irish Record
Dungarvan, Waterford, 1994.
Ballycotton, Cork, 1984.
First Records for
Today is 24th April. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
24th April, 2012.
Wadi Lahami, Hamata, Egypt.
Heard only on this date, subsequently two males trapped 26th. Appears to be colonising the area, at least three nests found in 2013. An 1962 record from Dorset is not accepted by the BOU
Hering. J, et al 2013. Die Chinadommel Ixobrychus sinensis am Roten Meer in Ägypten – erste Nachweise eines übershenen westpaläarktischen Brutvogels. Limicola 26: 253-278
24th April, 1987.
St. John's Valley, Lundy Island, Devon, England.
Remained until the following day when ID was confirmed. A bird claimed 2 days earlier at Slapton Ley, Devon was almost certainly this bird or another Eastern Phoebe
McShane, C. 1996. Eastern Phoebe in Devon: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 89(3): 103-107