Cemlyn wagtail: Windswept and interesting

Low cloud barrelling in on a brisk wind above the dry stone walls and rolling fields behind Cemlyn hardly inspired confidence on Anglesey this afternoon, especially as the probable Eastern Yellow Wagtail hadn’t been seen for an hour or so by the time Neill Hunt, Alan Wright and I arrived this afternoon.
Luckily after about 30 minutes it leapt up onto a fencepost about 150m away from us and sat there for a minute or so, despite the buffeting wind.

Great ‘scope views, lousy pictures.
Cold grey and white, with a big super and wingbars, it was certainly a striking bird.
Other observers had earlier got far better views showing a dirty great hindclaw and they heard the bird call too.
We didn’t hear it call or get close enough to see the hindclaw, but on a superficial level, all looked good for Eastern Yellow Wag.

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