First-winter male Red-throated Thrush at Walton-on-the-Naze (Rob Wilson)
First-winter male Red-throated Thrush at Walton-on-the-Naze (Dave Stewart)
First found on the 29th I left work immediately and travelled up with JK but we spent until dark fruitlessly searching for it. Not expecting it to stay meant another early departure from work the next day(!), and after what felt like was going to be a repeat of the day before, we eventually saw it well feeding in hawthorns. Being the first for Britain, JFC left Shetland for it, and thankfully it remained it situ allowing him to see it.