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GreyWagtail on Grange Chine Beach

Observed: 10th December 2011 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Wagtail on Grange Chine Beach
Description:

Not sure whether this is a Grey or Yellow Wagtail,but I've gone for the grey which seems to tie up with the description in my bird book.
It was flying around the beach at Grange Chine, close to streams and rocks.

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Grey wagtail!

Thanks Ophrys, not confident with birds!

David J Trevan

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Grey

Grey Wagtails have a hugely long tail, especially in comparison to Yellow, which has a short tail for a wagtail (shorter than Pied). The very yellow undertail always strikes you, too. Though not impossible for one to stay, especially in a mild winter, Yellow Wagtails have left our shores and are in Africa, now.

Ian
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