created by Colin Barton

October 31, 2014

Past Irish


30th October, 2000
Lesser Scaup
Mullagh, Lough Beg, CoDerry
7th Irish Record

30th October, 1881
Cape Petrel
Crumlin, CoDublin
Most likely reached Irish shores on board a ship and then released
Not admitted to the Irish List

30th October, 1996
Purple Heron
Doora Dump, CoClare

30th October, 1845
Baillon’s Crake
Clay Castle, near Youghal, CoCork
1st Irish Record

Baillon's Crake photo

30th October, 2005
Gull-billed Tern
Hermitage, CoLouth

Gull-billed Tern photo

30th October, 1986
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
The Waist, Cape Clear Island, CoCork
6th Irish Record

30th October, 1999
Chimney Swift
Greystones, CoWicklow
7th Irish Record
1st East Coast Record

30th October, 2005
Chimney Swift
Clonakilty, CoCork
10th Irish Record

30th October, 2005
Chimney Swift
Cape Clear Island, CoCork

30th October, 1913
Pallid Swift
John's Point, CoDown
Died striking lighthouse
Specimen incorrectly labelled as Swift
ID eventually corrected in 1990
1st Irish Record

30th October, 2010
Buff-bellied Pipit
Carne Harbour, CoWexford

Buff-bellied Pipit photo

30th October, 2006
Pallas’s Warbler
Churchtown, near Carnsore Point, CoWexford

Pallas's Warbler photo

30th October, 2010
Pallas’s Warbler
Cape Clear Island, CoCork

Pallas's Warbler photo

30th October, 1982
Radde’s Warbler
Slade Lane, Hook Head, CoWexford
1st Irish Record

30th October, 1844
Great Grey Shrike
Near Carrigaline, CoCork
Date approx
Shot at the end of the month

Great Grey Shrike photo

30th October, 2007
Arctic Redpoll
Tarmon, The Mullet, CoMayo
2 birds
4th and 5th Irish Records

30th October, 2005
Myrtle (Yellow-rumped) Warbler
Cape Clear Island, CoCork

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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