Well who would predict it! I did! I made a detour to specially check the paddocks at the stables thinking there might be an Eastern Yellow Wagtail and guess what? I found this! Ideal!
The light was perfect for photography this afternoon.
There were 6 Common Gull at Porthloo including this 1st winter
A new Black Redstart in at Porthloo
Still good numbers of Robin around
I also had this late Comma Butterfly taking advantage of the warm sun at Porthloo with 3 Red Admirals elsewhere
You can clearly see the pale base to the lower mandible and long hind claw on these two images
In this image you can see the two features that point to EYW. Pale base to bill and long hind claw. I went to the stables purposely to look for a EYW but I really wasn't expecting there to be one there. However, last night I did say to a mate last night that EYW are turning up all over the shop and I'll probably get one tomorrow in my garden!
If this wagtail is accepted, with the other two records this autumn, it will be the forth Scilly record of EYW since the first individual two years ago. However, Dave Wilson found a good looking individual also at the stables two years ago at the beginning of November that stuck around for a few days. I don't think that anyone sent that record off. As I was the only person to see this EYW today, hopefully it will still be around tomorrow for everyone to catch up with it.