Sunday, 6 May 2018

Polemere - Yellow Wagtails

The mud is drying out at Polemere and a pair of Yellow Wagtails were in and out as I passed another quiet half hour of my life away...

The female was an especially striking bird with a really prominent supercilium which had me thinking it was a continental type / hybrid from the word go!

Eventually they both came in and landed much closer - the male, a straightforward M. flavissima...

The female... well I'm sure its not so straight forward and remembering the Blue-headed pair in the North of the County a few years ago, unlikely to impress the rarity committee..

I've often wondered what a female 'Channel' Wagtail would look like. Keep that white throat and swap the blue head for grey, there you go?!

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