October 2003 – vol. 96, issue 10, pp 535–536 At one time or another, we have all been faced with unsatisfactory, and often brief, rear-end views of an apparently unfamiliar bird disappearing into cover. Most will be common birds seen badly, but occasionally the views suggest that something more exotic may be involved. In the case of Monthly Marathon photo number 199 (Brit. Birds 96: plate 187, repeated here as plate 328), we are looking at a... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.