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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Grey Wagtail
Gaelic: Bricein-an-uillt, Breacan Baintighearna
Photograph © John Hamilton
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
17th May 2008
"Gray Wagtail - on the river creed in Stornoway - Saturday 17th May 2008"
Our Wagtail photographs
- Grey Wagtail
- Motacilla cinerera
- Gaelic: Bricein-an-uillt , Breacan Baintighearna
- WI: Scarce migrant breeder (1-9 breeding pairs), Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
Grey Wagtail records in the Western Isles
Scarce migrant breeder (1-9 breeding pairs), Scarce passage visitor (very small numbers each year)
(Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report)
First recorded nesting in the Western Isles in 1957, along the Creed river of Stornoway. Often seen along the Creed in the Castle grounds. A pair may have bred along the Amhuinnsuidhe River in Harris.
The chart below shows how abundant the Grey Wagtail is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
John's web site: http://landofnature.mysite.orange.co.uk/
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