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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

06th Apr 2016

A bit of a quieter day today. John had been up at lunch an there wasn't a lot around to report. I called in for a quick lap late afternoon and managed to see a Yellow Wagtail. Other than that there were quite a lot of Sand Martins and Swallows, several Chiffchaffs and a few Willow Warblers.

There was another wagtail I was convinced was going to be a White one. It had pale grey flanks and a lovely clean pale grey back with a clear demarcation between the back and the black of the head, but on closer inspection it had a very dark rump.. I'm not too sure how one can look so good but not really be one!

Ed: On doing a little bit more reading up on this, some White Wagtails (particularly first winters) can show varying grey rumps but never as dark as Pied Wagtail. I have decided this was probably a White Wagtail afterall.

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