A female red-flanked bluetail in Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston Wednesday. Native to Asia, the species has been seen in North America outside of Alaska just a handful of times.
A female red-flanked bluetail in Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston Wednesday. Native to Asia, the species has been seen in North America outside of Alaska just a handful of times. Steve Hanks Lewiston Tribune via AP
A female red-flanked bluetail in Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston Wednesday. Native to Asia, the species has been seen in North America outside of Alaska just a handful of times. Steve Hanks Lewiston Tribune via AP

Bird watchers flutter, flock over rare red-flanked bluetail sighting in North Idaho

December 29, 2016 12:25 PM