ABSTRACT A Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus was present on the Isles of Scilly between 7th and 11th October 1999.This constitutes the first record for Britain, and the possible origins of the bird are discussed.very time you arrive on the Isles of Scilly in October, you hope your fortnight will be part of a classic autumn. Looking back over the past three or four decades, certain rarity-packed

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