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Vincent Lowe

Bird ID please

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Can anyone identify this bird for me please - I've tried the bird ID sites but I can't quite pin it down (I'm hopeless with birds).  On a cliff top near Waterstein Head, Isle of Skye, early April.  Thanks.

 

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Edit - is it a Wheatear?

 

Edited by Vincent Lowe

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Looks to me like a Yellow Wagtail ( Motacilla flava )

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Thanks all - wheatear it is.

 

Incidentally, a few minutes before I took this I had disturbed a white-tailed eagle which had been perched on the cliff top.  Very well camouflaged and I didn't see it until it moved but I couldn't have been more than 20 feet away. Of course, by the time my brain kicked in and I'd fumbled about with the camera it was half way to the Western Isles (did I mention I'm hopeless with birds?).  Quite a sight though.

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