Russian invasion puts Britain’s birdwatchers on high alert for rare Siberian Accentor
For followers of bird migration, something extraordinary has happened in the last week.
Readers will, I’m sure, be familiar with the Dunnock, the little grey-and-chestnut garden visitor that feeds beneath bushes around the edge of the garden.
North of the Arctic Circle, beyond the Ural Mountains, it has a stripy-headed relative, the Siberian Accentor, which has been making headlines across northern Europe.
Siberian Accentors leave their Russian home each autumn and spend the winter in Korea, Japan and China. Only 32 have been recorded in Europe in the last 100 years.
Yet in the last two... read more
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