|Acadian Flycatcher, Dungeness, Kent, 22 September 2015 - the first for Britain and second for the Western Palearctic.|
|The crowd starts to build after the flycatcher is relocated in a chalet garden just inland from the road at Dungeness.|
|Intermittently good views were possible when the bird occasionally perched out in the open.|
On the day itself, with this ID looking increasingly strong as the afternoon wore on, understandably the bird's continued presence dominated the afternoon's news, as evidenced by this BirdGuides app screenshot. Unknown hundreds managed to get to Dungeness by dusk, some from as far as Bristol, Derbyshire, East Yorkshire and even northern France, but unfortunately for many others who arrived the next day, it proved too late - the flycatcher was not seen again.
|The Acadian Flycatcher might look unwell here, but it is simply scratching an itch.|
|Acadian Flycatcher artwork by Steph' Thorpe.|