On the afternoon of 7th October 1973, while looking for migrants on Out Skerries, Shetland, I saw an unfamiliar bird run behind a dry-stone wall. I crept up, peered over and saw it searching for insects ten metres away at the base of the wall. It seemed to be of the waterthrush genus Seiurus and, as it had no supercilium, I thought it probably an Ovenbird S. aurocapillus. It ran among the fallen s

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