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Finally I have had the time to finish a preliminary summary of the occurrence of Radde's (Phylloscopus schwarzi) and Dusky Warbler (P. fuscatus) in Europe in Autumn 1999. I warmly thank all EuroBirdnet members whohelped me in gathering the information. All corrections and additions are welcome. Martin Helin, Finland Dusky (P. fuscatus) and Radde's Warbler (P. schwarzi) in Europe Autiumn 1999 This is a preliminary summary of all records of Radde's (Phylloscopus schwarzi) and Dusky Warbler (P. fuscatus) in Europe in Autumn 1999. Both species were recorded in good numbers in: 1999, but the occurrence of Radde's was unprecedented. All records in this article are subject to ratification by each country's respective records committee! RADDE'S WARBLER (Phylloscopus schwarzi) A spectacular occurrence in Europe with about 57 individuals recorded between September 24 and October 31. The first records were from the Fenno-Scandinavia as expected apart from one in Great Britain already in late September. From the October 6th onwards the birds reached also Germany, the Netherlands, Poland (2nd for the country) and more individuals were seen in Great Britain. Apparently new individuals appeared continuously from the east and the peak was reached around mid month when the first birds were also located in France. One bird also reached Malta on October 23 (2nd for the country). Remarks about the species' occurrence in Europe (including a phenology histogram of all records) can be found in Dierscke & McAdams (1990). All records known to me are listed in the table below. Date(s):Country Location Details 24-26.9.Sweden Stora Fjäderägg 1 25.9. Finland Helsinki Kaisaniemi, S coast 1 27-28.9.Great Britain Brownsman, Farne Islands, 1 29. 9. Finland Mustasaari Västra Norrskär, W coast 1 ringed 1.10. Sweden Häradsskär, Östergötland 1 2.10. Norway Heigrestad Eigersund, Rogaland 1 4.10. Finland Hanko Notholmsviken, S coast 1 4.10. Estonia Sorve Obsy. 1 ringed 5.10. Sweden Ås vandrarhem, Ottenby 1 6.10. Finland Hanko Tulliniemi bird observatory, S coast 1 6.10. Germany Heligoland 1 6.10. The Netherlands 'Groene Glob', Schiermonnikoog 1 caught 6.10. Great Britain Tresco, Isles of Scilly 1 6-9.10. Great Britain St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly 1 7.10. Norway Utsira Rogaland 1 ringed 7.10. Denmark Christiansø, Bornholm 1 7.10. Poland Bukowo-Kopan (GN), near Darlowo 1 ringed 7.10. Great Britain Tresco, Isles of Scilly 1 8.10. Great Britain St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly 1 8.10. Finland Lemland Lågskär bird observatory, Åland 1 ringed 8.10. Germany Drueber, Lower Saxony 1 8.10. The Netherlands 'Korverskooi', Texel 1 ringed 9. 10. Finland Kirkkonummi Rönnskär Obsy., S coast 1 ringed 9. 10. Finland Hanko Tulliniemi Obsy., S coast 1 ringed 9. 10. Great Britain Cornwall 1 9. 10. Sweden Falsterbo 1 10. 10. Denmark Hanstholm Fyr,Nordjylland 1 ringed 11.10. Great Britain Tresco, Isles of Scilly 1 12.10. Great Britain Portland (Dorset) 1 13.10. France Cap Gris Nez, Pas de Calais 1 very probable 13.10. Great Britain Birling Gap (E. Sussex) 1 14.10. France Oléron Island, Charante Maritime 1 very probable 14.10. Great Britain Portland (Dorset) 1 ringed 14.10. Great Britain St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe (Kent) 1 15.10. Great Britain St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly 1 15.10. Great Britain Rosevear Island, Isles of Scilly 1 15-16.10.Great Britain St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly 6 16.10. Belgium Korbeek-Lo, Brabant 1 ringed 16.10. Great Britain Wells Woods (Norfolk) 1 16-17.10.Great Britain Flamborough Head (E. Yorks) 1 16-17.10.Great Britain Stiffkey (Norfolk) 1 17.10. Belgium Oost-Vlaanderen 1 caught 17.10. Great Britain St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly 1 17.10. Great Britain St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe (Kent) 1 17-18.10.Great Britain Newbiggin (Northumberland) 1 19. 10. Sweden Visby, Gotland 1 20.10. Great Britain Durlston CP (Dorset) 1 23.10. Great Britain Marsden Quarry (Tyneside) 1 23.10. Malta Island of Gozo 1 ringed 24.10. Great Britain Whalsay (Shetland) 1 24-26.10.France Ouessant island (W France) 1 27-28.10.France La Turballe, Loire-Atlantique 1 27.10. Great Britain St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly 1 31.10. Belgium Oostduinkerke, West Flanders 1 *There is only one previous record for Radde's Warbler from Malta. One was trapped and ringed at Ghadira on 6 November: 1990. *The Polish record is the 2nd for the country. *There was only 10 previous records from Finland accepted by the Finnish RC until: 1998. Thus, the seven (!) records in the above table is an unprecedented influx. * First record for Estonia DUSKY WARBLER (Phylloscopus fuscatus) The first (as many times before) sneaked through Fennoscandia undetected to Great Britain in late September. In the first half of October birds were also found in Fenno-Scandinavia (and Poland) (also one already in France on 3 October). After mid month birds more birds had reached Belgium, France and Great Britain. New individuals seemed to arrive through the month. The peak in Great Britain was in late October. All records (of about 39 individuals) known to me are listed in the table below. 21.9. Great Britain North Ronaldsay, Orkney 27.9. Great Britain Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire 1 3.10. France Mardycxk?, Dunkerque (Nord) 1 4.10. Finland Pori Tahkoluoto (W coast) 1 4.10. Norway Revtangen, Klepp, Rogaland 1 ringed 6.10. Finland Uusikaupunki Vekara (W coast) 1 6.10. Finland Kristiinankaupunki Domarkobben (W coast) 2 6.10. Norway Turoy, Fjell, Hordaland 1 ringed 7-8.10. Poland Bukowo-Kopan (GN) 1 ringed 8-10.10.Norway Utsira, Rogaland 1 9. 10. Norway Hodne, Klepp, Rogaland 1 ringed 10. 10. Sweden Landsort bird observatory, Södermanland 1 ringed 15-17.10.Great Britain Wells Woods (Norfolk) 1 16.10. Belgium Semmerzake, Oost-Vlaanderen 1 ringed 16.10. Belgium Berendrecht 1 ringed 17.10. France Sein Island, Finistère (W France) 1 17-18.10.France Cap Gris Nez, Audinghen, Pas de Calais 1 17-20.10.Norway Turoy, Fjell, Hordaland 1 ringed 18.10. Sweden Triberga, Öland 1 18.10. Norway Lista fyr, Farsund, Vest-Agder 1 ringed 18.10. Great Britain Farne Islands (Northumberland) 1 18.10. France Sein Island, Finistere 1 20.10. Finland Lemland Lågskär bird observatory, Åland 1 20.10. Great Britain Ventnor (Isle of Wight) 1 20-28.10.France Ouessant Island (W France) 1 21.10. Great Britain St. Mary's Island Wetland 1 22.10. Great Britain the Naze (Essex) 1 22.10. The Netherlands 'Dorpszicht', De Cocksdorp, Texel 1 22-23.10.Great Britain Corton (Suffolk) 1 22-25.10.Norway Hellesöy, Øygarden, Hordaland 1 22-27.10.France Ouessant 1 24.10. Sweden Stenungsund, Bohuslän 1 ringed 24.10. Great Britain Stronsay (Orkney) 1 26-28.10.Great Britain Locke Park (Redcar) 1 27.10. Great Britain Nanjizal (Cornwall) 1 28.10. Belgium Zeebrugge 1 2.11. Dungeness Obsy. 1 3.11. The Netherlands Westkapelle, Zeeland 1 4.11. Dungeness Obsy. 1 trapped 6. - 9.11.Dungeness Obsy. 1 6.11. Dungeness Obsy. 1 6.11. France Ouessant Island (W France) 1 *There are 51 individuals accepted from Finland until: 1998. The five records above is not that unusual. Sources The information about the autumn: 1999 records were collected from the following sources: *Birding World: 12 (9): 357 &: 12(10):396, 401-405 * The Finnish Pager system ("Lintutiedotus") *EuroBirdnet mailing list *Private e-mail messages from several EuroBirdnet members References Dierschke, J. & D.G. McAdams (1990): Zwei Nachweise des Bartlaubsängers Phylloscopus schwarzi auf Helgoland. Limicola 4: 73-77. Author: Martin Helin Antreantie: 10 C FI-02140 Espoo Finland E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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