Mick Taylor’s note (Brit. Birds 113: 55) describing an unusual hunting method by a Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus prompts me to record the following. Shortly after midnight on the morning of 19th April 1976, a lighthouse attraction took place in misty conditions at South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire. Numbers of Phylloscopus warblers were among birds drawn to the


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