Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 19th:
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2006.
American Black Duck
Barrow Harbour, Kerry, 1996.
Returned until early 2002. 9th Irish Record
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1992.
Rosscarbery, Cork, 1991.
9th Irish Record
South Slob, Wexford, 1963.
5th Irish Record
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959.
6th Irish Record
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1957.
Trapped. 2nd Irish Record
Maidens Rock, Antrim, 1915.
4th Irish Record
North Aran Lighthouse, Eeragh Island, Galway, 1912.
Killed striking lighthouse. 7th Irish Record
Tuskar Rock, Wexford, 1911.
5 birds, 2 obtained. 3rd Irish Record
The Tearaght, Kerry, 1889.
2nd Irish Record
Donegal Bay, Donegal, 1878.
Shot. 8th Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 19th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
19th September, 1962.
St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, England.
Trapped. Held overnight and released the following day but was not subsequently seen
Parslow, J.L.F and Carter, M.J. 1965. Bobolink in the Isles of Scilly: a new British bird. British Birds 58: 208-214
No more photos of this species are available at the moment.