Great Spotted Cuckoo
On March 26th 1994 Herman Grooters saw a Great Spotted Cuckoo
Clamator glandarius at the western shore of the Zuidlaarder
Meer (Groningen). Next day he could not find the bird and
believed it had disappeared. On March 28th however, it was found again
by Aaldrik Molema. He warned other birders, so everybody had good
opportunities to see this bird. It stayed in the area till
at least April 16th. On March 30th it (believed to be a first-summer) was even heard
singing. I saw it too on March 30th! (cf Dutch Birding 16: 80-81 and 88, 1994).
(This photograph is taken by © Arnoud van den Berg from Santpoort-Zuid)
This was the 11th record for the Netherlands. Previous records
were: 1939, 1940, 1948, 1968, 1970, 1976, 1980, 1982 (2),
1983, 1990, 1991 and two later in 1995.
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