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
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