Past Irish Rare Birds
Feed: Past Irish Rare Bird Records

Rare birds found in Ireland in past years on today's date - August 30th:


Greenish Warbler

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 2013. 


Skimmer sp.

Off Annagh Head, The Mullet, Mayo, 2012. 

Not specifically identified, possibly a Black Skimmer. 1st Irish record.


Pallid Harrier

Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 2011. 

3rd Irish Record


Macaronesian Shearwater

Off Kilcummin Head, Mayo, 2004. 


Goldeneye

Rams Island, Lough Neagh, Antrim, 2000. 

First breeding record. Female observed with a chick


Greenish Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1999. 

Trapped


Western Bonelli's Warbler

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1981. 

Considered to be the race bonelli. 6th Irish Record


Temminck's Stint

White Hole, Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 1973. 

2 birds


Red-headed Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1969. 

Assigned to Category D1


Bluethroat

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1961. 

8th Irish Record


Ortolan Bunting

Cape Clear Island, Cork, 1959. 

7th Irish Record


Ortolan Bunting

Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 1958. 

6th Irish Record


Red-backed Shrike

Fastnet Rock, Cork, 1930. 

Killed striking lantern. 6th Irish Record


Undated August records


First Records for
WESTERN PALEARCTIC

Today is 30th August. The following first records for the Western Palearctic were found on this date:


Northern Mockingbird

30th August, 1982.

Saltash, Cornwall, England.

Two earlier records from England in 1971 and 1978 are either consigned to category D or regarded as an escape

Griffiths, E. 1996. Northern Mockingbirds in Britain (Northern Mockingbird in Cornwall). British Birds 89(8): 347-356 (353)


Undated Autumn Western Palearctic Records


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Your chosen Rare Bird photo: Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit Wexford Ireland
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)
Great Saltee Island, County Wexford.
May 11th, 2008
Canon 30D, Canon 300mm f/4 IS +1.4x, 1/800 f/7.1 ISO 125 
2 more photo(s) of Tawny Pipit:
Tawny Pipit, Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2008 Tawny Pipit, Hook Head, Wexford. 2003