created by Colin Barton

October 20, 2014

Past Irish


20th October, 1957
Canada or Cackling Goose
North Slob, CoWexford
Up to 4 birds until February 1958
Considered to be genuine vagrants not identified to either species
5th Irish Record

20th October, 1979
Black Brant
Strangford Lough, CoDown
4th Irish Record
Black Brant photo

20th October, 2006
American Black Duck
Ventry, CoKerry

20th October, 1962
Blue-winged Teal
Ballylogue, near New Ross, CoKilkenny
10th Irish Record

20th October, 2011
Northern Harrier
Tacumshin Lake, CoWexford
North American race of Hen Harrier
4th Irish Record

Northern Harrier photo

20th October, 1984
Temminck’s Stint
Tacumshin Lake, CoWexford

20th October, 2007
Dursey Island, CoCork

20th October, 1968
Richard’s Pipit
Reddy Flats, Lough Neagh, CoArmagh
2 birds
10th Irish Record
1st NI Record

20th October, 1990
Siberian Stonechat
Galley Head, CoCork
3rd Irish Record
Siberian Stonechat photo

20th October, 2006
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Lough Errul, Cape Clear Island, CoCork
Original ID Reed Warbler, later corrected
1st Irish Record

Blyth's Reed Warbler photo

20th October, 1908
Reed Warbler
Rockabill Lighthouse, CoDublin
Killed striking lighthouse
2nd Irish Record

Reed Warbler photo

20th October, 2006
Booted Warbler
Mizen Head, CoCork
5th Irish Record
Booted Warbler photo

20th October, 1985
Arctic Warbler
Toe Head, CoCork
5th Irish Record
Arctic Warbler photo

20th October, 1890
Red-breasted Flycatcher
The Tearaght, CoKerry
2nd Irish Record

Red-breasted Flycatcher photo

20th October, 1952
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Tuskar Rock Lighthouse, CoWexford
Killed striking lighthouse
Year possibly 1951
9th Irish Record

Red-breasted Flycatcher photo

20th October, 2010
Little Bunting
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).

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