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Friday, 16 November 2018

Eastern Yellow and Citrine Wagtail at Kittidown!

This 1st winter Citrine Wagtail turned up yesterday and joined the Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Kittidown where both birds were present today 

  Yesterday amazingly, a Citrine Wagtail joined the Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Kittidown!! So first thing this morning I was at the horse paddock that both wagtails had been favouring and there was not one bird in sight. A minutes walk from the paddocks and I was at Porth Hellick where in over an hour I had cleared up everything that has been present in the area for the last few weeks. they were the Dusky Warbler, 2 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Jack Snipe and new in was a Firecrest. The Cetti's Warbler was very vocal but stayed out of sight and I also kicked 5 Woodcock.  Overhead in the strong SE, Chaffinch were moving, with the odd Brambling heard now and then and I observed small flocks flying SSE out to sea into the overcast skies.

There were 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at Porth Hellick including this ringed singing male

There were only a handful of Redwing 

  I returned to the horse paddock at Kittidown and immediately found both the 1st winter Eastern Yellow and Citrine Wagtail feeding with White and Pied Wagtail. All the wagtails showed superbly at very close range until a female Sparrowhawk spooked them and they scattered. It wasn't long until they returned and continued feeding but I moved on. A few hours later I found them in a cow field at the crossroads at Normandy. I had to get to work, not after seeing the Yellow-browed Warbler at Newford Duckpond and scanning the 100's of gull at Porthloo. There were up to 6 Mediterranean Gull and a personal Scilly record of 13 Common Gull and a probable 1st winter Scandinavian Herring Gull . A Black Redstart was on the rocks.


The 1st winter Citrine Wagtail taken in the dull light in the horse paddock

The Citrine Wagtail was feeding with both White and Pied Wagtail

And a few hours later in better light it was in the cow field nearby at Kittidown

1st winter Eastern Yellow Wagtail didn't show as well as the Citrine Wagtail If all are accepted there has been this autumn, four Citrine and three Eastern Yellow Wagtail on Scilly!! Also this is the first time that these two species have been observed in the UK together and the latest record of Citrine Wagtail for Scilly.

There were also up to 4 White Wagtail

The Yellow-browed Warbler still at Newford Duckpond

This probable 1st winter Scandinavian Gull was at Porthloo

Also at Porthloo there were 6 Mediterranean Gull

Yesterday morning at Porthloo I heard a Richard's Pipit and observed it flying east towards Trewince. Also att Lower Moors I had the Dusky, 4 Yellow-browed Warbler, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff, 3 Woodcock, 1 Siskin and this poss 'Northern' Willow Warbler

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