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Dutch Birding volume 25 (2003) no 3


Red-flanked Bluetails on Vlieland in October 1999 and on Schiermonnikoog in November 2001

On 11 October 1999, a first-year male Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus was trapped and ringed at Kroonspolders, Vlieland, Friesland, the Netherlands. The bird remained in the netting area for several days and was retrapped on six occasions (although it was seen only twice in the field during that period by the ringers). After the retrap on 17 October (at 17:20), it was decided to move the bird away from the site and it was released at Lange Paal, Vlieland. Thereafter, the bird was not seen again. On 5 November 2001, a first-year (sex could not be determined with certainty) was trapped and ringed at Groene Glop, Schiermonnikoog, Friesland. This bird was released away from the netting area. These Red-flanked Bluetails were the third and fourth for the Netherlands. The first two were both on Texel, Noord-Holland, on 16 October 1967 (trapped and ringed) and 29 September 1985.

Frank Majoor, Poststraat 18, 6828 EK Arnhem, Nederland
Henri Bouwmeester, Vinkstraat 22, 7471 GX Goor, Nederland