There wasn't any need for thought. We piled back in to our hired minibus we were in the process of returning and bombed off in no time. Fifteen minutes later and we were watching Britain's first Siberian Accentor happily feeding away in an unsuspecting quarry on the western slopes of Mossy Hill. Oblivious of the carnage unfolding around it, the accentor performed to within a few metres, feeding with the voraciousness of a newly-arrived migrant. I was utterly thrilled to simply be part of the crowd that evening - I can only image what Judd Hunt must have thought when he first clapped eyes on this perfect rarity.
I'll update the blog in the coming days with a more general Shetland review - for the meantime here's a few shots of the accentor.
Siberian Accentor, Mossy Hill, Shetland, 9 October 2016
The bird's favoured quarry complete with appreciative crowd.