How an alcid from the Pacific Ocean ended up north Kent, at a nature reserve known as Oare Marshes to be exact, might never be known, but birders, to use a regretfully common description, are “flocking” to see the rarity. The finder of the bird, Murray Wright, who of course has now launched a thousand twitches, was twitching himself a bit. His description of finding the bird is as follows: “The ID wasn’t a problem. Panic then ensued, but I managed to take a few record shots, despite shaking uncontrollably. I still am.” The Independent has the story.