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Dutch Birding volume 26 (2004) no 4


Audouin's Gull at Neeltje Jans in May 2003

On 1 May 2003, a second-summer Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii was discovered roosting amongst a group of c 110 large gulls on the storm surge barrier Neeltje Jans, Zeeland, the Netherlands. Two hours after its discovery it flew off in southern direction, and much to the dismay of many gathered birders, did not return. On 5-7 May 2003, the same bird was seen at Dungeness, Kent, England. These records constitute the first for both the Netherlands and Britain. Records north of the Mediterranean region are very rare; in western and central Europe records are known from the Czech Republic (1), northern and western France (5), Germany (1+), Macedonia and Switzerland (4).

Pim A Wolf, Batenburg 63, 4385 HG, Vlissingen, Nederland