Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava – SIGLEN FELEN – Passage migrant, has bred. Not recorded from December to February

Black-headed wagtail – records

Motacilla flava feldegg – SIGLEN FELEN – vagrant A race of the yellow wagtail which breeds in the Balkans, Turkey, Caspian, Iran and Afghanistan 1986 – Skomer on the 7th May 1986. 2013 – A male Black-headed was at Marloes Mere on 12th May (B. Anderson et al). Photo above by Mike Young-Powell Records from […]

Yellow Wagtail – 2011

Motacilla flava – SIGLEN FELEN – Passage migrant, has bred. Not recorded from December to February The Yellow Wagtail has a breeding range spread throughout most of the temperate regions of Europe and Asia, extending into Alaska. The western European population winters in Africa. There are at least 15 subspecies, most of which are recognisable […]

Yellow Wagtail – races

Motacilla flava – SIGLEN FELEN – Passage migrant, has bred. Not recorded from December to February As well as the breeding and probable breeding birds noted before, male Blue–headed Wagtails, M. f. flava, which breed in Europe from southern Scandinavia to France,have been recorded in the spring on several occasions: at Skokholm on the 15th May 1958, on […]

Yellow Wagtail – 1994

Motacilla flava – SIGLEN FELEN – Passage migrant, has bred. Not recorded from December to February To Mathew (1894), a rare visitor in spring and autumn, whereas Lockley et al. (1949) found them to be regular passage migrants that were not abundant and did not breed. A pair bred successfully at Lower Broadmoor, Talbenny, in 1977. The […]

Blue-headed Wagtail – 1894

Motacilla flava – A rare summer visitor from the south. Writing to us from Dale on 18th October, 1886, Mr. H. Mathias informs us: “I am now able to say for certain that the Grey-headed Wagtail is to be found in Pembrokeshire. My friend, the Rev. Lyte Stradling, an ornithologist, told me one day, when we were shooting together, and […]

Yellow Wagtail – 1894

Motacilla raii A passing visitor in spring and autumn; rare in Pembrokeshire, and occurring only in the southern parts of the county; we have never ourselves seen it. Mr. Dix writes: “I have only once been able to identify this bird in this district, when five were seen on 24th August, 1867. Mr. Tracy, of Pembroke, says: “Tolerably common in […]