probable Channel Wagtail

 
Jamie Allen
 
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Jamie Allen
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19 May 2017 23:02
 

Interestingly, a possible cinereocapilla (Ashy Headed) yellow wag was seen at Otterhampton Marsh on Steart today (ref @WWTSteart on Twitter).

 
Alick Simmons
 
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Alick Simmons
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19 May 2017 16:24
 

There is a male Channel Wagtail in rough grazing next to Pitt Bridge on West Moor, Hambridge. 

See: https://twitter.com/alicksimmons/status/865579202292191232.

I initially thought it was a Blue-headed Wagtail but the powder-blue head, the large white supercilium and extensive white on the throat makes it more likely to be the former.  The photo on Twitter is poor but I have recorded this hybrid on West Moor before, in 2010, when I took better photos: https://goo.gl/photos/WLWf6ysvYZ97r6JH7  These show the white in the throat more clearly.

More information on this complex group and on Channel Wagtail can be seen here:  https://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?a=2058