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Richard's Pipit, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi)
Lingstown, Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. March 1st, 2019.
Richard's Pipit, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi)
Lingstown, Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. March 1st, 2019.
Richard's Pipit, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi)
Lingstown, Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. March 1st, 2019.
Lesser Whitethroat, Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca blythi)
Dromore, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. February 9th, 2019.
Confirmed as Siberian Lesser Whitethroat 'Sylvia curruca blythi'
Past Irish Rare Birds
Found on 24th March
2012 Baillon's Crake , Wexford
2012 Woodchat Shrike, Waterford
1998 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Antrim
1986 Bonaparte's Gull, Wexford
1954 Royal Tern, Dublin
More details:
Baillon's Crake
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2012.
3rd Irish Record
Woodchat Shrike
Ardmore, Waterford. 2012.
Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour, Antrim. 1998.
9th Irish Record
Bonaparte's Gull
Wexford Harbour, Wexford. 1986.
8th Irish Record
Royal Tern
North Bull Island, Dublin. 1954.
Tideline corpse assigned to Category D3.
FIRST WP RECORDS
on 24th March:
Variable Wheatear, Liyah Reserve, Kuwait. 24th March, 2014.
Earlier 1986 record from near Eilat, Israel no longer accepted, aka Eastern Pied Wheatear.
Jones, J. 2014. Bird News: Western Palearctic. Birdwatch 262: 23.
Royal Tern, North Bull Island, Dublin, Ireland. 24th March, 1954.
Picked up dead. First European record and just possibly first WP record of nominate North American race. Breeding range extends just inside the WP border at Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania.
Ruttledge, R.F. 1955. 2nd Annual Report 1954. Irish Bird Report 1(2): 17