Abstract A Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica was found and trapped on Fair Isle on 1st July 1992. It remained on the island the following day but was not seen thereafter. The identification was accepted by BBRC and BOURC. Owing to doubts that it had occurred in a wild state, BOURC originally placed the record into Category D, which forms an Appendix to the British List. Following further British records of the species in 2007 (in Yorkshire) and 2008 (on Fair Isle), BOURC reviewed the first Fair Isle bird, which was accepted as the first British record, and placed all three individuals into Category A of the British List.