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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Grey Wagtail

Hebrides Bird Sightings : Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

(Gray Wagtail)

Motacilla cinerera

Gaelic: Bricein-an-uillt, Breacan Baintighearna

 

Photograph © John Hamilton
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
17th May 2008

"Gray Wagtail - on the river creed in Stornoway - Saturday 17th May 2008"

 

Our Wagtail photographs

Pied Wagtail
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail

 

  • Grey Wagtail
  • Motacilla cinerera
  • Gaelic: Bricein-an-uillt , Breacan Baintighearna
  • WI: Scarce migrant breeder (1-9 breeding pairs), Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)

 

Grey Wagtail records in the Western Isles

Scarce migrant breeder (1-9 breeding pairs), Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
(Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report)

 

First recorded nesting in the Western Isles in 1957, along the Creed river of Stornoway. Often seen along the Creed in the Castle grounds. A pair may have bred along the Amhuinnsuidhe River in Harris.


The chart below shows how abundant the Grey Wagtail is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

John's web site: http://landofnature.mysite.orange.co.uk/

Other local bird photographs

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