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Red-flanked Bluetail

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Red-flanked Bluetail

Post by BrianR » 31 Mar 2012, 19:22

Exciting news from Chris Reynolds that just after 12.00 hours he trapped and ringed a Red-flanked Bluetail at Uigen, Lewis. Described as slightly smaller in body size then Robin with dusky blue tail base and rump, slightly blue tinge to grey back, small orange patches on flanks under wings, creamy throat patch, slightly streaked white breast, and warm brown edges to secondaries. Also had a creamy eye-ring and dark legs. Tail feathers with definite points so possibly a 1st-winter bird. Photos will be forwarded when Chris gets access to broadband. A first record for the Outer Hebrides.

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