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Grey Wagtail

Observed: 2nd May 2009 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava).3
Description:

Long waging tail and yellow colouring feeding by waters edge in Cheddar Gorge.See below, orginally mistaked for Yellow wagtail

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Yellow may be the most obvious colour, but...

The bright yellow colouring on the underparts is distinctive on this wagtail, but there is another species with yellow underparts that is more frequently found on rivers and streams (especially fast flowing ones) - Yellow Wagtails are more typically found in wet pasture and marshy areas.
The upperpart colouration, and the yellow rump, are the key to the identification of this one.