Tuesday 4 February 2014

Red-flanked Bluetail

It didn't take much persuading on the part of Liam to have me setting off early this morning to Gloucestershire where the Red-flanked Bluetail showed well near Marshfield. The only other bluetail I've seen was two or three years ago now on the day of the Rufous-tailed Robin dip in Norfolk, when one was at Holme; the Norfolk bird was very flighty and difficult to get a prolonged view of, especially as everyone was running around after it like mad. So, it was a pleasure to spend a laid-back couple of hours in the bird's company this morning in a peaceful patch of countryside.