Following the publication of my note on the second record of the Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis in Britain (Brit. Birds, 65: 484-485), criticism of the identification came from G. J. Oreel in the Netherlands and Dr A. D. Brewer in Canada. Both suggested that the published details were insufficient in the light of a recent American study of the problems of waterthrush identification (B

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