DIJK K VAN (2008) First record of a wintering Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus in the Netherlands. LIMOSA 81 (4): 151-153.
During the winter of 2006/07, a first-winter colourringed
Baltic Gull was reported wintering in and around
the city of Groningen (53°13'N, 06°34'E), The Netherlands.
The bird was colour-ringed as a nestling in 2006 in
south-western Finland (63°38'N, 22°30'E). Plumage and
other characters fit to birds from the Finnish breeding
population, but don't exclude birds breeding in western
and southern Norway. The bird was reported on 28 different
days between 8 December 2006 and 7 February
2007. During daytime, the bird was often present in an
urban area. Observations near a night roost a few km
away suggest that itwas using this roost aswell. This bird
is the 8th colour-ringed Baltic Gull from Finland observed
in The Netherlands; all other records involved
birds seen for only 1-3 days in variousmonths of the year.
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