In the late evening of 15th May 1982, G. Lee telephoned me to say that, during that day, at Mickleden Clough, Langsett, South Yorkshire, he had watched a small warbler which he could identify only as a Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda. At 07.00 GMT on the following morning, I located the bird and watched it for about 35 minutes before losing sight of it; shortly afterwards, it was


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