On this date.

The 28th December 1988 saw the first Laughing Gull for the province, found in Lurgan Park Lake Co. Armagh, it remained until the 7th Jan 89. The nineties saw a run of records when this american gull was seen nearly annually, but then records dried up and it wasn't until this year that we had a long overdue one which was found in Ballycastle. The first for Ireland was a bird found in Co.Cork in Aug.1968 and the first for Britain was found in Sussex in July 1923.
(The photo above is of this year's Ballycastle bird )

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