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    Default Red-flanked Bluetail in California


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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    That pic reminds me of the Linosa shots... You not going then Lee?
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    totally gripping - thanks for the link - they had a Bluethroat there a few years ago.

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    Smile Wow!

    Incredible sighting!

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    Quote 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?

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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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