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  • Red-flanked Bluetail in California

    Images from San Clemente Island - http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfrien...in/photostream

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/myfrien...n/photostream/

    Brian S

  • #2
    An incredible/exceptional record but if anyone's thinking of twitching it, you can't - it is a military island with very restricted access...........

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    • #3
      That pic reminds me of the Linosa shots... You not going then Lee?
      Dept. of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

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      In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation. Carolus Linnaeus

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      • #4
        totally gripping - thanks for the link - they had a Bluethroat there a few years ago.
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        • #5
          Wow!

          Incredible sighting!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AndyB View Post
            totally gripping - thanks for the link - they had a Bluethroat there a few years ago.
            Not putting together a raiding party for the weekend, Andy?

            Brian S

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            • #7
              You're right Alex

              very like the RFB of last year in Linosa

              though we did not find yet any Bay-breasted Warbler close by

              ciao

              easier to come to LINOSA then

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              • #8
                Finders' account here:
                http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/RFBL_CA

                No access to the island, which is causing some consternation for many. Over past 15 years, there's been Stonechat, Bluethroat and now the Bluetail on San Clemente.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AndyB View Post
                  Finders' account here:
                  http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/RFBL_CA

                  No access to the island, which is causing some consternation for many. Over past 15 years, there's been Stonechat, Bluethroat and now the Bluetail on San Clemente.
                  thanks what a great find and a great read
                  regards darrell j prest

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                  • #10
                    Presumably, these birds trickle down from Alaska...With more observer coverage, does feel like there could be a lot more Asian birds being found in late autumn/winter along the southern California coast. The list is growing of these random, mega finds. Baja has had Olive-backed Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Dotterel and Little Bunting. Desert Oasis outside LA have had Dusky and Arctic Warblers and a spring Eye-browed Thrush. The northern CA Taiga Flycatcher a few autumns ago makes you wonder just how many of these vagrants are filtering through unseen. No clear pattern is emerging of where best to go to find them and the area to cover, of course, is huge.
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                    • #11
                      AMAZING! The Tasiger on a Cactus!

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                      • #12
                        met its end at the talons of a Loggerhead Shrike apparently.
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