Red-winged Blackbird in Orkney: new to Britain 

Published on 10 April 2019 in Main articles

By Simon Davies

Abstract Following several transatlantic storms in April 2017, a female Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus was discovered on North Ronaldsay, Orkney, on 29th April 2017, where it remained until 14th May. It developed a predictable routine that enabled the many visiting observers to enjoy prolonged views. Since imports of wild birds from North America into Britain and Europe ceased several years earlier, there was little doubt that this was a wild bird, and it was added to Category A of the British List.

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Red-winged Blackbird, North Ronaldsay. Simon Davies