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 Post subject: RBA: REDWING in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 19 5:07 pm 
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A Redwing was found today in Victoria by Nathan Hentze. Multiple observers on the CBC got to see it.

I will be going over tomorrow for this on the first ferry! Must be the same bird from two years ago!

All info is here and will be updated:
http://bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/2015/12/ ... n.html?m=1

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 19 5:19 pm 
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Ann Nightingale and multiple observers successfully relocated the Redwing 50 mins ago.

She said it's being seen in the bush behind these rocks in the photo at 3940 S Valley Dr off Wilkinson.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 19 11:47 pm 
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I sure hope that the CBCs in Vancouver turn up something this crazy…

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 20 12:18 am 
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Me too Bridge.


The Redwing in Victoria seems to be favouring a Holly bush on the property on the west side of the road.

See a detailed map of the area at Nathan's blog:

https://volantbc.wordpress.com/2015/12/ ... g-redwing/

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 20 12:49 pm 
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Currently there has been no sign of the Redwing all morning.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 20 3:12 pm 
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12 year old Rebecca Reader-Lee took this lovely shot yesterday of the Redwing!

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*Photo used with permission*

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 20 5:06 pm 
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Sadly, no Redwing for anyone today.


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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 20 6:28 pm 
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Sorry it didn't show today, Mel!
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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
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That's ok Court! :P You always know it's a possibility on a twitch!

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
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sorry it didn't show Mel. I might take a walk around Quick's Bottom in that area. a lot of birds come into the bushes there.


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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 21 12:37 pm 
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The Redwing was just seen by Geoff Newell and m.obs.


I am heading on the 1pm ferry with Bridget and Peter Candido and hope to see it !

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
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Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
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Update the bird has not been relocated since 11:45am

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
PostPosted: Dec 21 6:33 pm 
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Thanks a lot Cole for the luck but sadly I did not see it.

The Redwing showed up at 350 pm but we missed it. The bird perched briefly on the same holly tree in the vacant lot behind the rock pile before disappearing for the day. Daniel Donnecke is the guy who relocated it at 3:50pm and he got a gorgeous photo which I will post here once he emails it to me.

Hopefully it's seen tomorrow! Then I'll try again on Wed. Good luck to all who go!

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: Redwing in Victoria!
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Here is the gorgeous photo taken by Daniel Donnecke at 350pm

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