RARE BIRDS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Twite, Co. Louth, Ireland.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris)
Dundalk, Co. Louth. February 13th, 2018.
Brambling, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)
Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow. February 13th, 2018.
Cattle Egret, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Lingstown, Co. Wexford. February 11th, 2018.
Great Spotted Woodpecker, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Wexford, Co. Wexford. February 2nd, 2018.
Pied Wheatear, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)
Ring Strand, Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. December 12th, 2017.
Pied Wheatear, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)
Ring Strand, Ballymacoda, Co. Cork. December 12th, 2017.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 19th, 2017.
Short-toed Lark, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 19th, 2017.
Siberian Chiffchaff, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 18th, 2017.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Firecrest, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 20th February
2014 Ross's Gull, Wexford
1957 Little Bunting, Dublin
More details:
Ross's Gull
Our Lady's Island Lake, Wexford. 2014.
Little Bunting
Baldoyle, Dublin. 1957.
Possibly two birds. 6th Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 20th February:
White-tailed Tropicbird, Ilheu de Curral Velho, off Boavista, Cape Verde. 20th February, 1999.
Seen from the southeast shore of Boavista flying towards Curral Velho. Several earlier records at sea never fully substantiated.
Dufourny, H. 1999. White-tailed Tropicbird in Cape Verde Islands in February 1999. Dutch Birding 21(5): 254-255
Shy Albatross, Taba, Gulf of Aqaba, Egypt. 20th February, 1981.
Subsequently found dead at Eilat, Israel 7th March.
Harrop, H. 1994. Albatrosses in the Western Palearctic. Birding World 7(6): 241-245