Sunday 16 October 2011

Red-flanked Bluetail - messages

Twitchers look on as the Red-flanked Bluetail is about to be released back in the paddock. Great views of this little gem were had by all who made the effort to trudge out across the mud as the tide gradually ebbed. A younger Obs member (right) is sent round to rattle the donations tin...

The news of the Red-flanked Bluetail was relayed to one Obs member staying on St Agnes (Isles of Scilly) who passed on his hearty congratulations to the team on the island. Soonafter a phonecall was received on Hilbre directly from Fair Isle where a previous Hilbre warden was staying for a birdwatching holiday ... he also passed on his congratulations, although he noted the irony of him being on Fair Isle whilst a Red-flanked Bluetail graced the tiny tidal island of Hilbre.

There is a video clip of the bird here:

1 comment:

Kevin Scott said...

Great record folks. Point it in our direction will you!!
Kev Scott
Manx Ringing Group