RARE BIRDS - RANDOM PHOTOS
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Russian White-fronted Goose, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Russian White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons albifrons)
North Slob Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Co. Wexford. December 31st, 2011.
Also known as European White-fronted Goose
Little Bittern, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)
Brownstown Head, Co. Waterford. April 26th, 2008.
Rustic Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 17th, 2017.
Montagu's Harrier, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. May 10th, 2008.
Waxwing, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
Willow Park Avenue, Finglas, Co. Dublin. January 27th, 2013.
Woodchat Shrike, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Galley Head, Co. Cork. October 12th, 2011.
Pied Flycatcher, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford. April 21st, 2003.
Little Blue Heron, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)
Letterfrack, Co. Galway. October 5th, 2008.
Baird's Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. September 23rd, 2007.
Little Bunting, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 9th, 2016.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 21st April
2017 Subalpine Warbler, Wexford
2011 Tawny Pipit, Wexford
2009 Woodchat Shrike, Waterford
2008 Bluethroat, Waterford
2008 Little Bunting, Cork
2007 Red-rumped Swallow, Cork
2000 Nightingale, Cork
1987 Purple Heron, Cork
1974 King Eider, Donegal
1968 Alpine Swift, Cork
1954 Tawny Pipit, Wexford
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Subalpine Warbler
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2017.
Tawny Pipit
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2011.
Woodchat Shrike
Ballydwan, Waterford. 2009.
Bluethroat
Saleen, near Brownstown Head, Waterford. 2008.
Little Bunting
Old Head of Kinsale, Cork. 2008.
Red-rumped Swallow
Lissagriffin, Cork. 2007.
Nightingale
Ballycotton, Cork. 2000.
Purple Heron
Garretstown, Cork. 1987.
5th Irish Record. Joined by a second two days later
King Eider
Off Rosbeg, Donegal. 1974.
7th Irish Record. Returned annually until 1982
Alpine Swift
Trawkieran, Cape Clear Island, Cork. 1968.
10th Irish Record
Tawny Pipit
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 1954.
2nd Irish Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 21st April:
Pied Crow, Jalo Oasis, Al Wahat, Libya. 21st April, 1931.
Collected 24th April.
Ghigi, A. 1932. Spedizione scientifica all'oasi Cufra (marzo-luglio 1931) - ucelli. Ann. Mus. Civ. St Nat. Genova 55: 268-292