Past Irish Rare Birds
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Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - October 30th:

Buff-bellied Pipit

Carne Harbour, Wexford, 2010. 

Pallas's Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2010. 

Arctic Redpoll

Tarmon, The Mullet, Mayo, 2007. 

2 birds. 4th and 5th Irish Records

Pallas's Warbler

Churchtown, near Carnsore Point, Wexford, 2006. 

Gull-billed Tern

Hermitage, Louth, 2005. 

Chimney Swift

Clonakilty, Cork, 2005. 

10th Irish Record

Chimney Swift

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 

Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2005. 

Lesser Scaup

Mullagh, Lough Beg, Derry, 2000. 

7th Irish Record

Chimney Swift

Greystones, Wicklow, 1999. 

7th Irish Record. 1st East Coast Record

Purple Heron

Doora Dump, Clare, 1996. 

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1986. 

6th Irish Record

Radde's Warbler

Slade Lane, Hook Head, Wexford, 1982. 

1st Irish Record

Pallid Swift

St. John's Point, Down, 1913. 

Died striking lighthouse. Specimen incorrectly labelled as Swift. ID eventually corrected in 1990. 1st Irish Record

Cape Petrel

Crumlin, Dublin, 1881. 

Shot. Most likely reached Irish shores on board a ship and then released. Not admitted to the Irish List

Baillon's Crake

Clay Castle, near Youghal, Cork, 1845. 

Killed. 1st Irish Record

Great Grey Shrike

Near Carrigaline, Cork, 1844. 

Date approx. Shot at the end of the month

Undated October records

First Records for

Today is 30th October. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:

Wattled Starling

30th October, 2008.

Lahami Bay Hotel, Wadi Lahami, near Hamata, Egypt.

Remained until 4th November at least. This record considered 'Not Proven' by the EORC

Bonser, R. 2008. Reports: Western Palearctic. Birdwatch 199: 74-75

American Barn Swallow

30th October, 2005.

Ponta Delgada, Flores, Azores.

Race of Barn Swallow

Jiguet, F. and Zucca, M. 2005. The American Barn Swallows on the Azores - a new Western Palearctic bird. Birding World 18(11): 475-478

Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records



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