Another looker..

Now I know many people in the UK have had their fill of Red-flanked Bluetails in the last few months, with the unprecedented influx last autumn. But I bet none of them looked like this…!

Red-flanked Bluetail - smart, eh?

RFBs are beginning to arrive in the Beijing area now and the adult males are absolute stunners. Forgive me for posting a few more images….

STOP PRESS: Jesper Hornskov just sent me a SMS to say he has just seen a GREAT BUSTARD flying over the Summer Palace.. A great record. Spring is here.. let the big migration commence…

A newly arrived RFB
Note the white brow (which the Himalayan form lacks)

5 thoughts on “Another looker..”

  1. Wow – spring records of RFB in the UK must be very rare indeed. I assume it was a female?

    Planning to follow up a report of 150-200 Waxwings in a nearby park tomorrow. Hopefully some more Japs among them.

    T

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