created by Colin Barton

April 25, 2014

Past Irish


24th April, 1997
King Eider
Kinramer, Rathlin Island, CoAntrim
9th Irish Record
King Eider photo

24th April, 1984
Kentish Plover
Ballycotton, CoCork

Kentish Plover photo

24th April, 1994
Whiskered Tern
Dungarvan, CoWaterford

Whiskered Tern photo

24th April, 1998
Pallid Swift
Dundalk, CoLouth
3rd Irish Record

24th April, 2010
Tacumshin, CoWexford
Seen in flight

24th April, 2010
Red-rumped Swallow
Cape Clear Island, CoCork

Red-rumped Swallow photo

24th April, 2003
Tawny Pipit
Dursey Island, CoCork

Tawny Pipit photo

24th April, 2007
Black-headed Wagtail
Longfield Point, Lough Foyle, CoDerry
1st Irish Record

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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