Just betore lunch (at 13.00 GMT) on 7th May 1985, PVH and KBS were discussing the morning's bird census in the Observatory common room on Fair Isle, Shetland, when a most peculiar bird, resembling a Starling Stumus vulgaris, but showing a lot of white in the wing, flew right past the window. Both observers grabbed their binoculars and dashed outside. NR, newly arrived from census work, saw their pr


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