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Wednesday, 4 March 2009

ADDITIONAL RECORD OF SIBERIAN THRUSH IN IRELAND

Killian Mullarney has very kindly emailed me details of an additional Irish record:

Adult male, Loop Head, 31st October 2004 (M. Meehan) (See Irish Rare Bird Report 2004 in Irish Birds Vol. 8 No. 1 (p. 107-122).

This bird was watched foraging in a narrow ditch near the Lighthouse at the tip of Loop. The observer didn't know what it was at the time but realised it was something unusual. She identified it when she returned home and checked her field guide. She immediately alerted John Murphy but the bird was never relocated.