I was walking along Barnaby Lane, St Agnes, on 27th September 1981, with Alaric Sumner, after an uneventful morning's birdwatching, when we spotted a small bird perched close to the top of a Pittosporum bush. My first impression was of a warbler with bright yellow underparts, grey-green upperparts and a broad double white wingbar. Before I could get a better look, the bird 'flipped' over the hedge, a


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