COMMON BIRDS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Whooper Swan, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
Rostoonstown, Co. Wexford. February 11th, 2018.
Mediterranean Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus)
Sigginstown, Co. Wexford. February 11th, 2018.
Left, with Common Gull in flight on right and two Black-headed Gulls at bottom
Bullfinch, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)
East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. January 29th, 2018.
Black-tailed Godwit, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. January 27th, 2018.
Right, with Bar-tailed Godwit on left
Bar-tailed Godwit, Co. Wexford, Ireland
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)
Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. January 27th, 2018.
Left, with Black-tailed Godwit on right
Jay, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. January 7th, 2018.
Jay, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. January 7th, 2018.
Jay, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. January 7th, 2018.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
Found on 20th September
2011 Blyth's Reed Warbler, Kerry
2011 Hudsonian Whimbrel, Cork
2011 Red-rumped Swallow, Cork
2000 Arctic Redpoll, Donegal
1993 Tawny Pipit, Wexford
1991 Lesser Grey Shrike, Waterford
1968 Tawny Pipit, Cork
1947 Pectoral Sandpiper, Offaly
1903 Aquatic Warbler, Cork
1886 Pied Flycatcher, Kerry
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Blyth's Reed Warbler
Slea Head, Kerry. 2011.
6th Irish Record
Hudsonian Whimbrel
Mizen Head, Cork. 2011.
3rd Irish Record
Red-rumped Swallow
Mizen Head, Cork. 2011.
Arctic Redpoll
Tory Island, Donegal. 2000.
2nd Irish Record
Tawny Pipit
Hook Head, Wexford. 1993.
Lesser Grey Shrike
Dungarvan Fire Brigade Station, Waterford. 1991.
4th Irish Record
Tawny Pipit
Ballycotton, Cork. 1968.
10th Irish Record
Pectoral Sandpiper
Near Birr, Offaly. 1947.
Shot. 6th Irish Record
Aquatic Warbler
Bull Rock Lighthouse, Cork. 1903.
Found dead. 1st Irish Record
Pied Flycatcher
The Tearaght, Kerry. 1886.
2nd Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 20th September:
Redhead, Loch Tangasdail, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 20th September, 2003.
First WP record of a female bird, 7th WP record overall. Remained until February 2004 at least.
Scott, M. 2004. The Redhead on the Outer Hebrides - the first female for the western Palearctic. Birding World 17(2): 59
Yellow-throated Vireo, Kenidjack Valley, near St. Just, Cornwall, England. 20th September, 1990.
Remained until 27th September.
Birch, A. 1994. Yellow-throated Vireo: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 87(8): 362-365
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Burn of Feal, Fetlar, Shetland, Scotland. 20th September, 1985.
Found around 13:45 and remained until 17:30 at least but not subsequently seen.
Peacock, M. 1993. Chestnut-sided Warbler: new to the Western Palearctic. British Birds 86(2): 57-61
Hooded Warbler, Big Pool, St. Agnes, Scilly, England. 20th September, 1970.
Remained until 23rd September.
Edwards, K.D. and Osborne, K.C. 1972. Hooded Warbler in the Isles of Scilly: a species new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 65: 203-205.