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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

CEDAR WAXWING IN COUNTY GALWAY - FIRST RECORD FOR IRELAND







Anthony McGeehan and Criag Nash discovered this first-winter CEDAR WAXWING on Inishbofin Island (Co. Galway) at lunchtime today, feeding in Willows at the east end of the island. It was typically mobile but was later relocated and photographed feeding on Blackberries and remained in this area until at least 1830 hours this evening.
There are just two British records: an adult on Noss (Shetland) on 25-26 June 1985 and a first-winter with Bohemian Waxwings in Nottingham city centre (Notts) from 20 February to 18 March 1996.