So like buses you don't get any, you throw your toys out your pram, you get one, pick up your toys and then another comes along. A mere two days later David found a second Siberian Accentor in the north of the island. I was down at Skadan, about as far away that is physically possible on Fair Isle. However unlike the Troila bird this was next to the road and I got a lift up there.

The bird was initially elusive right down the Kirn O Scroo and was never very close; the following images are very heavy crops but it shows a richer breast colour, less distinct wing bars and lack of grey tram lines on the upper-parts compared with the Troila bird a couple of days ago.


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Siberian Accentor - Kirn O Scroo, Fair Isle 22nd October 2016
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