Sunday, 10 November 2019

296 Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Walberswick

I had a family thing on this morning so was late setting off up the A12 to Dunwich but pulled into the beach car park around 12.15pm and started the long 2.5KM walk along the shingle ridge to the general area the Wagtails had been reported at this morning. On arrival we joined the twitch and found a single Yellow Wagtail which was quickly ID'd as Western feeding in the grass with some Reed Buntings and Meadow Pipits. A group of eight Snow Buntings dropped in to feed and after about an hour the Eastern Yellow Wagtail finally returned to feed. It gave good views before flying off south again.

The bird has been around for a couple of weeks now but only ID'd from sound recordings yesterday which prompted our trip.

Year list now 296
Life list now 410

Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Walberswick
A few of the others that made the long walk today
The view while we waited
So the 300 challenge is starting to look more likely with just four required for the rest of the year but as you can see from my recent activity I'm putting in a bit of effort to close it down.

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