For the small band of observers remaining on Fair Isle, Shetland--the observatory warden, two assistants and two visitors--12th October 1980 was already a hectic day, fresh arrivals including a Short-toed Lark Calandrella cinerea, three eastern Stonechats Saxicola torquata maura/stejnegeri, two Red-breasted Flycatchers Ficedula parva, a Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica and a suspected Little Bunting

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