So, it was a Stejneger's Stonechat!

New has broken today that DNA analysis has confirmed that the Landguard stonechat from early October was indeed a Stejneger's Stonechat.
Modern DNA sampling may not be the best way to get confirmation of a new bird but at least this individual was pretty distinctive in the field too! As I noted at the time this bird was also very different in behavoir to what we're used to in what is usually a very confiding genus.

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