Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - September 30th:
Galley Head, Cork, 2004.
3rd Irish Record
Carnsore Point, Wexford, 2002.
St. John's Point, Down, 2000.
Dark phase bird. Observed to fly out to sea
Tory Island, Donegal, 1998.
Off the Bridges of Ross, Clare, 1991.
4th Irish Record
Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1985.
1st Irish Record
Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1985.
Flew NE over the island
Black and White Warbler
Loughermore Forest, Derry, 1984.
2nd Irish Record. 11th WP record
The Glen, Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1976.
American Golden Plover
Douglas Estuary, Cork, 1966.
6th Irish Record
Keel, Achill Island, Mayo, 1964.
3rd Irish Record. Probably the same bird observed 8 miles away on the Curraun peninsula the following day
Off Tory Island, Donegal, 1959.
1st Irish Record
Lough Beg, Derry, 1957.
Shot. 7th Irish Record. 2nd NI Record
Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1956.
7th Irish Record
Fastnet Rock, Cork, 1888.
5th Irish Record
Near Clonmel, Tipperary, 1853.
Shot. 8th Irish Record
First Records for
Today is 30th September. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:
30th September, 1987.
Shirva, Fair Isle, Shetland, Scotland.
Trapped. Remained until the following day. First WP record of a typical form, second WP record overall. Earlier record of the distinctive race called Ipswich Sparrow in 1982
Ellis, P.M. and Riddiford, N.J. 1992. Notes: Savannah Sparrow in Shetland: second record for the Western Palearctic. British Birds 85(10): 561-564
30th September, 1985.
Grutness, Sumburgh, Shetland, Scotland.
Remained until 2nd October
Hume, R.A. 1993. Brown Shrike in Shetland: new to Britain and Ireland. British Birds 86(12): 600-604