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White Wagtail Vs Pied Wagtail info pls (UK)

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Old Monday 22nd April 2013, 13:31   #1
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White Wagtail Vs Pied Wagtail info pls (UK)

Hi I keep seeing on Rare Bird Report people saying they have seen White Wagtail are they on about Pied Wagtails or is it a completely different species? any info or ID info would help.

Thanks for any help, Steve
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Old Monday 22nd April 2013, 13:45   #2
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White wagtail and Pied Wagtail are two different races of the same species. Pied is resident in the UK, White is the continental European race. They are passing through the UK now, mostly on the way to Iceland
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Old Tuesday 23rd April 2013, 09:20   #3
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This is the time where you actually look close at pied wags!
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Loads of White wags (and a few Pieds) on the beach here today. Pants light I'm afraid (its almost dark here)



Obvious Whites
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_...2/S0192838.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...0/S0192846.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...2/S0152819.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--...2/S0022769.JPG



and tricky ones
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-J...0/S0182832.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z...2/S0082788.JPG
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...0/S0072783.JPG

and a known Pied
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-7...2/S0012766.JPG
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