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Siberian Accentor spotted in region

The Siberian Accentor spotted in Hendon Photo: Helen Jackson

A rare bird has got twitchers in a flap after being spotted in the North East TWICE over the weekend.

The Siberian Accentor flew into the Shetlands last Sunday - the first time it had been seen in Britain.

One was then recorded in Spurn, in East Yorkshire, before two more were spotted in the region.

On Saturday one was found in a hedgerow on the cliffs at Saltburn, in East Cleveland, and then the a bird was discovered at a quarry in Hendon.

It's thought the birds were migrating to South East Asia when they were blown off course.