RARE INSECTS - LATEST PHOTOS
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Comma, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Killinick, Co. Wexford. August 7th, 2017.
Red-veined Darter, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Red-veined Darter (Sympetrum fonscolombii)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. July 23rd, 2017.
Lesser Emperor, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Lesser Emperor (Anax parthenope)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. July 16th, 2017.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 20th February
2014 Ross's Gull, Wexford
1957 Little Bunting, Dublin
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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