Monday, 25 October 2010
Record-breaking RED-FLANKED BLUETAILS
Today saw the 30th RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL of the autumn appear - on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire - smashing all previous annual totals of the species in Britain by over 50%. This follows the 750 or so singing males located in Finland this summer and continues the remarkable westerly expansion in range of this delightful robin.
Top bird photographer Penny Clarke snapped this beauty at Waxham - one of five individuals to reach Norfolk this autumn (see many more images of this bird and other Norfolk Bluetails at Penny's highly enjoyable website).