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White or Pied Wagtail?

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Old Thursday 13th September 2018, 23:49   #1
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White or Pied Wagtail?

Seen today in Essex, England. Initially I though White as it was noticably paler than the other Pied Wags present. The only thing putting me off it the flanks but the pictures look darker than they were. Also the white on the primaries is quite thin which can indicate White.

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Old Friday 14th September 2018, 16:53   #2

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They're tough at this time of year, but the extensive dark grey on the flanks fits Pied better.

Best if you can get a pic showing the rump (not easy, I know!); Pied has black much higher up the rump than White.
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