ABSTRACT Gray's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella fasciolata has been recorded in western Europe on just three occasions; in each case, the bird struck a lighthouse and the specimen has been preserved.Two records, on Île d'Ouessant, France, on 26th September 1913, and at Lodbjerg, Denmark, on 25th September 1955, involved first-winter birds and fall within the established pattern of autumn vagrancy by

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