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Red-flanked Bluetail | by Keith Carlson
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Red-flanked Bluetail

An extremely rare find for the lower 48 and especially , Idaho.

Found yesterday, 26 December, by John Hanna and enjoyed today by many. If the roads clear before he/she leaves many more likely will travel to see this Asian beauty.

It is in a small patch of thick brush and scrub trees at water's edge, perhaps fifty yards long and three yards wide.

There are midges and small mayflies hatching on the river and small berries and Russian Olives for food.

On the banks of the Snake River, Hells Gate State Park, Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA

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Taken on December 27, 2016