LATEST PHOTOS OF IRISH COMMON BIRDS
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Puffin, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Puffin (Fratercula arctica)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. April 2nd, 2017.
Mistle Thrush, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford. January 15th, 2017.
Eider, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Eider (Somateria mollissima)
Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. December 28th, 2016.
Hen Harrier, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Ring Marsh, Co. Wexford. November 6th, 2016.
Merlin, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Carne Harbour, Co. Wexford. October 29th, 2016.
Black Redstart, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
Carne Harbour, Co. Wexford. October 29th, 2016.
Common Kestrel, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford. November 6th, 2016.
Hen Harrier, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Ring Marsh, Co. Wexford. November 6th, 2016.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 25th June
2012 Savi's Warbler, Wexford
2001 King Eider, Antrim
1981 Laughing Gull, Clare
1893 White-winged Black Tern, Clare
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Savi's Warbler
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 2012.
10th Irish Record
King Eider
Off Greenisland, Antrim. 2001.
Laughing Gull
Shannon Airport Lagoon, Clare. 1981.
2nd Irish Record
White-winged Black Tern
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare. 1893.
Obtained. 6th Irish Record. Date also recorded as 28th June
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 25th June:
Cedar Waxwing, Noss, Shetland, Scotland. 25th June, 1985.
Remained until the following day. Originally placed in Category D by the BOURC, however subsequently upgraded to Category A following a second bird found in Nottingham in 1996.
McKay, C.R. 2000. Cedar Waxwing in Shetland: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 93(12): 580-587