created by Colin Barton

September 16, 2014

Past Irish


16th September, 1997
Temminck’s Stint
Derrytransa, Lough Neagh, CoArmagh
7th NI Record

16th September, 2007
Temminck’s Stint
Baltray, Boyne Estuary, CoLouth

16th September, 1960
White-rumped Sandpiper
Blennerville, CoKerry
10th Irish Record
White-rumped Sandpiper photo

16th September, 2011
Tawny Pipit
Dursey Island, CoCork

Tawny Pipit photo

16th September, 1956
Red-throated Pipit
Great Saltee Island, CoWexford
4th Irish Record
Red-throated Pipit photo

16th September, 2006
Citrine Wagtail
Tacumshin Lake, CoWexford

Citrine Wagtail photo

16th September, 1977
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
Dursey Island, CoCork
1st Irish Record

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler photo

16th September, 1999
Greenish Warbler
Mizen Head, CoCork

16th September, 2005
Arctic Warbler
Loop Head , CoClare
8th Irish Record
Arctic Warbler photo

16th September, 1956
Ortolan Bunting
Great Saltee Island, CoWexford
4th Irish Record
Ortolan Bunting photo

Statistics compiled
by Joe Hobbs


This website contains a collection of my own photographs taken of birds seen in Ireland along with images from overseas birding trips. Common, scarce and rare birds seen in Ireland can be found under the heading Irish Birding. Photographs taken outside of Ireland can be found in the Trips section (with The Gambia, Majorca, Antarctica, Namibia, Panama and Bulgaria there so far and Ecuador and The Galapagos to follow later this year).

Finally, I have placed what I consider to be my best shots in the Favourites section. My selection here is based on the composition of the shot and the sharpness of the image or perhaps the bird is noteworthy in an Irish context or just happened to be doing something interesting at the time I took the shot.

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