Red-flanked Bluetail

Tarsiger cyanurus

(pp.178–179)

All new records

2010

New record

18 Oct – A first-winter bird was trapped at 09:40 in a mist-net set in the gully below Brambles. It was promptly ringed, photographed and released outside Brambles, whereupon it flew strongly over the treetops and down into Lower Millcombe. An hour later it was retrapped in a different mist-net in Millcombe, but released immediately. At 17:30 it was seen briefly once more, perched and flying into a tamarisk bush in Millcombe (A.M. Taylor, F. Watts et al.). This is the second record for Lundy following one in Oct 2005. Record accepted by BBRC. 

 

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