October 1999 – vol. 92, issue 10, pp 503–503 FIFTY YEARS AGO On 8th October 1949, a bird shaped like a Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia, but with plumage tones recalling a Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus, was watched in a turnip and cabbage patch at Leogh on Fair Isle, Shetland - Britain's first ever Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler L. certhiola. (Brit. Birds 43: 49-50). ... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.