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Red-eyed Vireo, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 12th, 2019.
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Red-eyed Vireo, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 12th, 2019.
Red-eyed Vireo, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. October 12th, 2019.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 27th, 2019.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 27th, 2019.
Wryneck, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Crossfintan Point, Co. Wexford. September 27th, 2019.
Wryneck, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. September 22nd, 2019.
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Common Redstart, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. September 22nd, 2019.
Common Redstart, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. September 22nd, 2019.
American Black Tern, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
American Black Tern (Chlidonias niger surinamensis)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 18th, 2019.
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American Black Tern, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
American Black Tern (Chlidonias niger surinamensis)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 18th, 2019.
Blue-winged Teal, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. September 16th, 2019.
Wilson's Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 10th, 2019.
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Wilson's Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 10th, 2019.
Wilson's Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wilson's Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 10th, 2019.
Below, with a Knot
Marsh Harrier, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 8th, 2019.
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 5th, 2019.
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. September 5th, 2019.
Little Ringed Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Crossfintan Point, Co. Wexford. September 2nd, 2019.
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Spoonbill, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. August 28th, 2019.
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Baird's Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. August 28th, 2019.
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Long-billed Dowitcher, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. August 9th, 2019.
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Long-billed Dowitcher, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. August 9th, 2019.
Great Egret, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. August 8th, 2019.
Wood Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Crossfintan Point, Co. Wexford. August 7th, 2019.
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Wood Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Crossfintan Point, Co. Wexford. August 7th, 2019.
White-rumped Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. August 7th, 2019.
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White-rumped Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. August 7th, 2019.
Great Egret, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. August 2nd, 2019.
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Night Heron, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Lady's Island Lake, Co. Wexford. August 1st, 2019.
Little Ringed Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. July 4th, 2019.
American Wigeon, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
Ring Marsh, Co. Wexford. June 25th, 2019.
Third bird from left
Temminck's Stint, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii)
Ring Marsh, Co. Wexford. June 21st, 2019.
Woodchat Shrike, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. June 9th, 2019.
Woodchat Shrike, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. June 9th, 2019.
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. June 7th, 2019.
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus)
Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. June 7th, 2019.
Golden Oriole, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. June 1st, 2019.
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Past Irish Rare Birds
Found on 19th October
2016
Olive-backed Pipit
Firkeel Glen, West Beara, Co Cork
2015
Pallid Harrier
Annagh Marsh & Termoncarragh, Mullet Peninsula, Co Mayo
7th Irish Record
2012
Dusky Warbler
Onaght, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co Galway
10th Irish record
2012
Northern Harrier
Tacumshin Lake & Village, Our Lady's Island Lake & Ring Marsh, Co Wexford
6th Irish Record
2011
Red-eyed Vireo
Mizen Head, Co Cork
2007
Isabelline Shrike
Three Castles, Mizen Head, Co Cork
3rd Irish Record
2006
Hermit Thrush
Post Office Garden, Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
2nd Irish Record. 23rd WP record
2005
Radde's Warbler
Galley Head, Co Cork
2004
Bluethroat
Dursey Island, Co Cork
2001
Elegant Tern
Mulranny, Co Mayo
3rd Irish Record
2001
Rustic Bunting
Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
Trapped
1997
Rustic Bunting
Dursey Island, Co Cork
1997
Rustic Bunting
Rathlin Island, Co Antrim
1st NI Record
1995
Dusky Warbler
Cotter's Garden, Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
5th Irish Record
1993
Greenish Warbler
Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
10th Irish Record
1991
Pacific Golden Plover
Inchydoney, Co Cork
5th Irish Record
1985
Red-eyed Vireo
Pine Trees, Lough Errul, Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
9th Irish Record
1983
Northern Parula
Firkeel, Co Cork
1st Irish Record. 12th WP Record
1983
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Firkeel, Co Cork
5th Irish Record. 21st WP record
1982
Grey-cheeked Thrush
Graveyard, Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
1st Irish Record. 19th WP record
1982
Myrtle Warbler
Youth Hostel Garden, Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
Trapped. 2nd Irish Record. 14th WP record
1972
Dartford Warbler
West Bog, Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
4th Irish Record
1921
American Bittern
Caracavacaw Bog, Co Armagh
Shot
First WP Records
on 19th October:
Black Heron
Near Eilat, Israel. 19th October, 1982.
Remained until the following day. First accepted record for the WP, although an earlier 1980 claim of two birds in Egypt is probably genuine.
Shirihai, H. 1996. The Birds of Israel. Academic Press
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Wharmton Clough, near Oldham, Lancashire, England. 19th October, 1897.
Shot. Original ID Firecrest. Status doubtful.
Alexander, W.B. and Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14
Black-throated Green Warbler
Helgoland, Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 19th October, 1858.
Alexander, W.B. and Fitter, R.S.R. 1955. American Land Birds in Western Europe. British Birds 48(1): 1-14