Date: 11/7/19 4:41 am From: Dick Filby <dickfilby...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: RFI-- Red-flanked Bluetail
My experience of this species in Asia, and in the UK where it is a very rare visitor, is that it can be very retiring, and can remain hidden in/under bushes for long periods, feeding on the ground in a Nightingale-thrush like behaviour. Then, at times, it will feed out in the open, again, terrestrially.
Good luck in relocating..
This species was long considered a Holy Grail for birders in the UK, and even though it has started turning up more regularly since a decade or so back, any sighting is still a popular draw in the UK
Good birding all
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From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Date: 07/11/2019 01:26 (GMT+00:00)
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: RFI-- Red-flanked Bluetail
Yeah, I assumed no sightings, given the lack of report. What might be useful is stories of the extent to which it was searched for, what time, how long, how many, etc. If no one went, it might be worth a chase. If 20 ppl were there for 5 hrs and came up empty, that'd be a different plan.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:10:05 PM UTC-7, Dave Cameron wrote:
Conspicuous by its absence is any update on the mega-rarity in Laramie. Surely someone must've trekked up there today. Any news at all, at this point, would be welcome, and would help one decide whether to haul up there tomorrow.
Thanks in advance for any news, rumors or heresay.