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Yellow Wagtail

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Common Name Yellow Wagtail
Scientific Name Motacilla flava
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Related Species Pipits and Wagtails
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An autumn passage migrant often seen feeding on flies near cows.


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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
15/08/2017 - 15:58 Steve Groves Strimmed in front of meadow hide this am & it paid off. Green Sandpiper & 10+ Yellow Wagtails around pool edge this pm. No Cattle Egret tho.
11/08/2017 - 18:48 Steve Groves Today's highlights were a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail & c40 Black-tailed Godwits west.
11/08/2017 - 15:53 Ian Ballam Female Shoveler and a Yellow Wagtail on #LytchettFields, also male Peregrine perched ominously in tree @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
10/08/2017 - 08:17 Debby Saunders Beautiful am at Ferrybridge Com Sand, 3 R'shank, G'shank, 36 Oc, 80 R Plover, 50 Dunlin, 4 S'dling, 2 Yellow Wag, W…
06/08/2017 - 09:13 Shaun Robson @ianballam @harbourbirds And very little came back in next 90 mins but Yel Wag, White Wag, LRP, Com Sa, Green Sa al…
05/08/2017 - 20:50 Steve Groves Steve Hales had 2 Cattle Egrets at The Swannery this evening. I popped down briefly late afternoon & managed a couple of Yellow Wagtails.
04/08/2017 - 18:02 Steve Groves At least 1 juv Yellow-legged Gull still about today. Single Whimbrel & Turnstone best of waders. Heard only Yellow Wagtail best passerine.
25/07/2017 - 13:00 Steve Groves 1st Yellow Wagtails & Willow Warblers of season today & mass exodus of Ad & Juv Common Terns overnight. Just a few unfledged & parents left.
24/07/2017 - 12:30 Mike Morse A bit of movement this am.. 3 Yellow Wags, Whimbrel, 2 Common Sands, 1/2 Y-l Gulls and Hobby..
25/05/2017 - 16:30 Freddy Alway On the fleet. Hobby spotfly yel wag. 2 corn bunting 2 sw tern 2 whimbrel 15 sanderling 15 Dunlin 6 rp.
14/05/2017 - 19:15 Retweet RT @PGrennard: A Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear and a Spotted Flycatcher was the best of my walk from Barlycrates Lane to Portland Bill. @Portlan…
13/05/2017 - 07:15 Ian Ballam 1st grounded Yellow Wag I've seen this year on FP before flying to Holton Scrape @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
08/05/2017 - 12:30 Paul Rendell 1 ringOuzel 6 spotted fly 4 redstarts 1 wood warbler 2 lesser WhiteThroat 4y wagtails lots of cc the admiralty fence sweethill Portland
07/05/2017 - 13:30 Steve Groves Yellow Wagtail best passerines this am. Wader totals: Turnstone 8, Barwit 1, Redshank 1, Ringed Plover 1, Dunlin 20+, Oystercatcher 8.
07/05/2017 - 09:00 Paul Watts Culverwell area and north of Culverwell, 5 redstart, 1 yel wag, 15 wheatear, 2 whinchat @PortlandBirdObs
06/05/2017 - 10:30 Steve Groves The pair of Garganey still present but mobile per Al Barrett. Brief Yellow Wagtail & 1st Willow Warbler for nearly a week only new migrants.
05/05/2017 - 18:15 RSPB Arne Sightings from today...hobby, harrier, garden warbler, Dartford, yellow wag and gorgeous sum plum grey plover
03/05/2017 - 20:45 Freddy Alway 4 whimbrel 4 wheatear 3 com sand 2 barwit 2 yel wag 2 swift 7 lwt 1 little tern the best on the fleet today.
03/05/2017 - 13:45 Mike Morse A busy morning with 2 Yellow Wags, Gropper, Spot Fly, Whinchat, 21 Wheatears, Barwit, 2 Turnstones (scarce here), 1…
29/04/2017 - 12:30 RSPB Arne 5 Yellow Wagtail at the farm but no news on yesterdays Wood Warbler so far today. @harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub
23/04/2017 - 10:45 RSPB Arne Stunning pair of Yellow Wagtails amongst the cattle at the moment. @harbourbirds
21/04/2017 - 13:15 Retweet RT @fsteuk: Portland taday: 240 WWarb, 9 Gropper, Firecrest, 6 Redstart, SE Owl, Whinchat, 5 Garden W, 25 Wh'throat, 15 YWag, 4 Tripit the…
21/04/2017 - 11:45 Steve Groves 2 pristine male White Wagtails on Bum Point & a fly over Yellow Wagtail both firsts of the year.
19/04/2017 - 11:30 Retweet RT @fsteuk: Best of the rest from the Bill area: Whinchat, 46 Wheatear, L'throat, 2 Tree Pipit, 8 YWag, 5 White Wag and 20 WWarbs @portland…
19/04/2017 - 10:45 James Phillips RT @lookin4spoonies: 10:17hrs: Top Fields - Male Whinchat, female Redstart, 25 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wags over, 2 Whitethroat @PortlandBirdObs
19/04/2017 - 10:00 James Phillips RT @lookin4spoonies: Tree pipit and male Yellow wag north over Reap Lane @PortlandBirdObs
18/04/2017 - 08:30 Tom Brereton RT @tom_m_brereton: S Portland 06.45-8 4 Yellow & 1 White Wagtail, 3 Redstart, Grasshopper Warbler, 90 Willow Warbler, 85 Wheatear, 3 Whi…
18/04/2017 - 08:30 Joe Stockwell Lodmoor 5:45-7:10 Gropper, Redstart, 4 Tree Pipit, Yellow Wag, 9 Wheatear, RP, 3 Dunlin, Greenshank, (Hooded Mergan…
17/04/2017 - 08:45 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this am 12 Sandwich Tern, 8 O'catcher, Com Sand, Whimbrel, 10 Wheatear, Yellow Wag, 2 Mallard, Med Gull 2nd yr, 1 R-b Merganser
16/04/2017 - 09:00 Ian Ballam Yellow Wagtail just flown over viewpoints #LytchettFields ,2nd sighting of year after 1 reported Friday @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
08/04/2017 - 16:45 Tom Brereton RT @tom_m_brereton: Lyme Regis-West Bay. Quiet. Sandwich Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Siskin, 7 Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler, 35 Chiffchaff,…
17/03/2017 - 00:45 Portland Bird Observatory Portland sightings 16th March Ring Ouzel, Yellow Wagtail, Willow Warbler and Silver Y all n…
16/03/2017 - 09:45 Portland Bird Observatory Yellow Wagtail north over Blacknor this mrng per Grahame Walbridge
Name of species Yellow Wagtail
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