PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 29th April
2008 Little Ringed Plover, Tipperary
2008 Bee-eater, Cork
2007 Whiskered Tern, Cork
1993 Gull-billed Tern, Cork
1984 Kentish Plover, Wexford
1978 Greater Yellowlegs, Cork
1952 Wryneck, Wexford
Little Ringed Plover
unknown location, Tipperary. 2008.
1st Breeding Record. Adult and 3 chicks observed following 3rd June
Dursey Island, Cork. 2008.
Lough Beg, Cork. 2007.
Ballycotton, Cork. 1993.
5th Irish Record
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 1984.
Ballycotton, Cork. 1978.
9th Irish Record
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 1952.
10th Irish Record
FIRST WP RECORDS
on 29th April:
Amur Falcon, Pilone di Cannitello, Calabria, Italy. 29th April, 1995.
The provenance of an earlier record from France and England in 1984 is uncertain
Corso, A. & Dennis, P. 1998. Amur Falcons in Italy - a new Western Palearctic Bird. Birding World 11(7): 259-260
Daurian Redstart, Near The Low Light, Isle of May, Fife, Scotland. 29th April, 1988.
Possibly present since 23rd April. Remained until following day when it was caught near a rabbit hole and later died. Identified to less migratory race, leucopterus. Record not accepted by BOURC
James, M. 1988. Daurian Redstart in Fife - A New Western Palearctic Bird. Birding World 1(5): 162-163
Rough-legged Hawk, Fagrahlith, Fljotshlith, Iceland. 29th April, 1980.
Race of Rough-legged Buzzard. Collected the following day
Jensen, J-K, 2003. A Rough-legged Hawk on the Faroe Islands. Birding World 16(1): 20-21