APRIL 2020

Grey Wagtail Calling

The Grey Wagtail is more colourful than its name suggests with slate grey upper parts and distinctive lemon yellow under-tail. Its tail is noticeably longer than those of Pied and Yellow Wagtails.

There’s a distinction between male and female Grey wagtails: males feature a bright yellow breast and black bib, while females are much less yellow and do not have the black bib.

Grey wagtails are relatively rare birds with a population of just 38,000 breeding pairs in the UK. They are, subsequently, classified as Red Status due to this considerably low number.

Please note this image was not taken during lockdown but in April 2019.