Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 1st:
Termoncarragh Lough, Mullet Peninsula, Mayo, 2011.
Presumed same individual returned the following month
Lissadell, Sligo, 2011.
Up to 3 birds. Remained to February 2012 and presumed same returned to spend the following winter at the same location
Three Castles Head, Cork, 2009.
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 2008.
Courtmacsherry, Cork, 2005.
Dungarvan, Waterford, 2005.
Loop Head, Clare, 1995.
Lough Iron, Westmeath, 1994.
Remained to March 1995
Todd's Canada Goose
North Slob, Wexford, 1993.
2 birds remained to April 1994, 1 of these was shot in Maryland, USA in January 1995. Race of Canada Goose. 1st Irish Record
The Waist, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1987.
3rd Irish Record
Downpatrick, Down, 1929.
Near Ballynahinch, Down, 1883.
Shot. 8th Irish Record
Black-crowned Night Heron
Silverspring, Kilkenny, 1854.
Captured. 5th Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 1st November. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
1st November, 1984.
Near Eilat, Israel.
Trapped. Remained until 10th November. First record outside the small breeding range just inside the WP border in Russia
Shirihai, H. 1988. Pintail Snipe in Israel in November 1984 and its identification. Dutch Birding 10(1): 1-11
African Fish Eagle
1st November, 1947.
Abu Handel, near Aswan, Egypt.
Snow, D.W. and Perrins, C.M. (eds) 1998. BWP Concise 1. Oxford University Press
No more photos of this species are available at the moment.