Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Another Citrine

Juvenile Citrine Wagtail (at sea near Shetland, 7 August 2011). Note the ear-covert surround and double wing-bars, and compare with the images from Seaforth below. Photo: Julian Bell.

Citrine Wagtail is always a good find in Britain, but discovering one offshore must be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Julian Bell was at sea on his way back to Peterhead on 7 August after working offshore west of Shetland when this dapper juvenile Citrine wagtail landed on board. It was only present for a short time, but long enough for Julian to capture several close-up images, including this excellent flight shot.

The at-sea location of the Citrine Wagtail, south of Shetland.

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