Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Polemere - Flava of the week?

There's been an interesting female Yellow Wagtail hanging about at Polemere for most of May. James Grundy noted it on the 4th and I first saw it on the 6th.  Here's a sequence taken from a 'walk past' on the mud today... The most striking feature is that white supercilium and grey head...   


 



The throat is also white...


Here's the grey head and upperparts suffused greenish yellow...





A trawl of the web reveals a few very similar birds (some captioned M. flava and others of less likely subspecies) Rather than agonise for too long on the identity crisis, have a look and let me know what you think?!

No comments:

Post a Comment