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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 18th November
2005 Laughing Gull, Galway
1995 Double-crested Cormorant, Galway
1987 Bald Eagle, Kerry
1984 Black Brant, Dublin
1984 Cattle Egret, Wexford
1980 Red-rumped Swallow, Derry
1906 Rough-legged Buzzard, Cork
1903 Red-breasted Flycatcher, Cork
1868 American Bittern, Louth
More details:
Laughing Gull
Nimmo's Pier, Galway. 2005.
Double-crested Cormorant
River Corrib at Nimmo's Pier, Galway. 1995.
1st Irish Record. 3rd WP Record. Remained in to 1996
Bald Eagle
Near Edenburn Cross, Ballymacelligot, Kerry. 1987.
2nd Irish Record. 2nd WP Record. Taken into captivity and later returned to the USA
Black Brant
Corballis, Dublin. 1984.
6th Irish Record
Cattle Egret
Killag, Kilmore, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford. 1984.
5th Irish Record
Red-rumped Swallow
Hillhead Crossroads, Castledawson, Derry. 1980.
2nd Irish Record
Rough-legged Buzzard
Mitchelstown, Cork. 1906.
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Bull Rock, Cork. 1903.
Obtained. 5th Irish Record
American Bittern
Castlering on the River Fane, near the Monaghan Border, Louth. 1868.
Shot. 3rd Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 18th November:
Brown Thrasher, Durlston Head, near Swanage, Dorset, England. 18th November, 1966.
Trapped. Remained until 5th February 1967.
Incledon, C.S.L. 1968. Brown Thrasher in Dorset: a species new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 61(12): 550-553