Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - November 25th:
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.
Tramore Backstrand, Waterford, 1978.
3rd Irish Record
Siberian Chiffchaff (tristis)
Eeragh Island Lighthouse, Aran Islands, Galway, 1943.
Killed striking wire. 1st Irish Record
unknown location, unknown county, 1897.
Discovered in a Birmingham market on the 27th November having come from Ireland. 7th Irish Record
Annagh Bog, near Kinsale, Cork, 1875.
Shot. 6th Irish Record
First Records for
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