Monday, 20 September 2021

White Wag/Moticilla Alba?




So I snapped this little fella last week on the Green Breakwater, Fishguard Harbour. It was quite distant and not very approachable so its the best shots I got.  There were also a couple of Wheatears and a whimbrel. It was certainly not one of those easily recognisable dazzling silver backed adults we see in the spring. It showed no discernable yellowish tinge around the face that I associate with our juvenile  yarelli//pied Wagtails so was pretty sure it was a not native migrant white/alba. looking at lots of images on the internet there seems to be a lot of variability