'In 1920 I spent the last ten days of September in Scilly, and was there lor ten days from September 12th to 21st this year--ten years later... Some idea of the limited number of species to be seen in Scilly may be gathered from the fact that we observed on the islands and the sea near by only sixty-eight to seventy species dining these ten days.' A. W. BOYD (Brit. Birds 24: 208,January 1931)


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