Rarer than a Citrine
Steve Waite send photos yesterday of this ‘grey and white’ flava Wagtail. The bird was found by his fellow patch birder Phil Abbott yesterday morning at Colyford water treatment works. Still present this morning.
Is it an Eastern?
Have to say it looks good to me. What I see besides the lovely cold toned, monochrome plumage is weak supercilium and rather solid ear coverts and interesting dark supraloral mark. All good for Eastern. Just need to hear it call a few times and record it!
See what you think.
P.S. I am pretty sure they are a fair bit rarer than Citrine Wagtail. I would be keen to see it, and especially hear it, if I lived a little nearer.
All photos by Steve Waite at Colyford Water Treatment Works, 4th December 2010