| Western Isles of Scotland
Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Grey Wagtail
Gaelic: Bricein-an-uillt, Breacan Baintighearna
Photograph © Andy L
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
22nd April 2008
"Enclosed are a couple of pics i took in the castle grounds yesterday the grey wagtail was feeding in the falls of the creed and the treecreepers were sighted around the castle..."
Our Wagtail photographs
- 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.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
Other local bird photographs
Sources of information for the bird sightings section
Home Contact Webmaster