Red-flanked Bluetail at Titchwell (by Richard C...

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Red-flanked Bluetail at Titchwell (by Richard Campey)

Red-flanked Bluetail at Titchwell (by Richard Campey)

Saturday afternoon RSPB Titchwell added a new species to it's reserve list in the form of a first year/female Red-flanked Bluetail. It is a rare but increasing vagrant to the UK normally seen in the autumn. A migratotory insectiverous species breeding in northern Asia and wintering mainly in south-east Asia. Their breeding range however is slowly expanding westwards through Finland where some 500 pairs now breed. The bird pictured was taken on Brancaster Golf Course in 2008

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