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More photos below text... The Red-flanked Bluetail is an exceptionally rare bird to see in Britain. With only 34 total records at the BTO, this small bird is seen on average once a year, but even more unusual is the fact that this one was seen in February - the first time this bird has ever been seen wintering in Britain.