Sunday 28th August - Blue-headed Wagtail

Whilst helping out on the Creeping Marshwort survey on Saturday I noticed a rather blue-headed Wagtail in amongst the flock of a dozen or so YELLOW WAGTAILS which looked good for an adult female BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL, the continental sub-species of our Yellow Wagtail. I wasn't able to get a photo yesterday so came back today where I finally managed to get some shots. It was interesting how it's call was significantly different from our flavissima birds, being much more buzzy (almost pipit like) and bi-syllabic. Also present was a nice WHEATEAR, a couple of SKYLARKS, plenty of Linnets and a handful of Lapwing.

Blue-headed Wagtail

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