Red-flanked Bluetail at Winspit (Robin Chittenden)
One of the all-time largest twitches for what was one of the most enigmatic species to see in Britain & Ireland. We arrived and parked in the designated field and cars were arriving all night with the lane down the valley overcrowded with birders at dawn. A crush ensued when the Bluetail first showed but everyone left happy having eventually having obtained good views. For us to see a Bluetail and a White's Thrush in the same year, what seemed like two of the Shetland enigmas, was beyond all expectations.