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Siberian Accentor_16-10-16_Prunella montanella

The Siberian accentor is a small passerine bird which breeds in northern Siberia on both sides of the Urals. It is migratory, wintering in southeast Asia. Wikipedia


The first Siberian Accentor for Britain was found on Shetland a few days ago but by now we have had 4 different individuals down the north east coast. This bird was in Easington and to date it estimated that 2-3,00 birders have seen it. This is part of an influx of at least 60 birds into Western Europe during a period of strong easterly winds.

When I arrived it was pouring with rain and the bird was very dishevelled. It dried out a bit later on.


The Times on the Exif file are wrong as the clock reset while I was re-charging the battery.

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Taken on October 16, 2016