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Red-flanked Bluetail (first Canadian record) and others - January 20 2013

Posted by birder on Monday, January 21, 2013
Today (the 13th) I finally went out to try to find the Red-flanked Bluetail in Queens Park (in New Westminster). When I arrived, the bird was perched on a stump showing off it's blue tail. For the next hour and a bit the bird was feeding on the ground and moving through shrubs close to the ground. The bird didn't go out of vision very often. In total the bird was in sight about 85% of the time I was at the park. I took many photos of the amazing rarity from Asia, the Red-flanked Bluetail.

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While the bluetail was on the ground I also noticed two Brown Creepers on a tree, so I snapped some photos:

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After spending some time at Queens Park in New Westminster I went to Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake. My main target was a White-winged Crossbill or two, but I had no luck. I did see these birds, though:

Fox Sparrow
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Red Crossbills
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Green-winged Teal on ice
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Red-winged Blackbird
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It had been a fantastic day and I had gotten a lifer, the Red-flanked Bluetail!



 

 

 

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