Peter Hog was out birding in the coastal park and found the third red-flanked bluetail this year at Whitburn. It was being chased by robins in the southern end of the coastal park along the eastern edge of Shearwater Estate. It is remarkable how many bluetails have now turned up in and around Whitburn coastal park. The total now stands at 5 birds with the first bird being found in Marsden Quarry in 2002. The second and third birds were trapped in the coastal park in 2009 and 2011. The forth was found in Whitburn in 2011 and the fifth in the coastal park in 2011.
Lets hope the bird turns up in one the nets at the weekend!!