Western Isles
 Western Isles of Scotland

 

Resources
Recent bird sightings
Bird Photographs
Notes: A - Z Index
Notes: Taxonomic Index
Outer Hebrides Checklist
Useful contacts
Archived Sightings
Wildlife Garden
Bird ringing in Lewis

Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Grey Wagtail

Hebrides Bird Sightings : Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

(Gray Wagtail)

Motacilla cinerera

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

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.

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

 

 

Other local bird photographs

Sources of information for the bird sightings section


back to page top

Home Contact Webmaster

Copyright © 2010 Western Isles Netspace.  User Agreement and Privacy policy