Sunday, 21 October 2007

Red-flanked Bluetail, Yorkshire, 20th October 2007

The 46th record for Britain, the 6th this year, and the 2nd for Yorkshire hot on the heels of the bird at Easington earlier this year in March which sadly died before many were able to get there. But yesterday's bird at Flamborough was trapped, ringed, released and then courteous enough to give everyone interested in seeing this beautiful bird a chance by hanging about until well into the evening, including Steve Evans who took these two great videograbs. The increase in the numbers of Bluetails recorded in Britain is attributed to their population growth and expansion at the west end of their range in Scandinavia - and long may it continue!

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