Thursday 29 March 2018

Citrine and Yellow wagtails

The composting site that turned up the 'xanthophrys' Yellow Wagtail last year was packed with wagtails yesterday, at least a couple of hundred. I could have spent hours there sorting through them but didn't have the time. Here're some that stood out. Pick of the bunch is this Citrine wagtail in plumage that I haven't seen before.

Yellow Wagtails included Blue-headed (Motacilla flava)
Syke's wagtail (M. f. beema)

Black-headed  (Motacilla feldegg)
M. f. dombrowski

M. f. melanogrisea I think. . . . .
The Besor reservoir was quite birdy with Grey and Purple Herons, plenty of duck (Wigeon, Gargeny, Pin-tail, Teal, Shoveller, Mallard), Short-toed Eagle and Pallid Harrier. 

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