BLUE-HEADED WAG­TAIL

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April is the month when a large pro­por­tion of our breed­ing Yel­low Wag­tails re­turn to the UK. Look care­fully at any Yel­low Wag­tails you en­counter this month, as there may be a sneaky Blue-headed Wag­tail there. Th­ese are scarce wan­der­ers from the con­ti­nen­tal breed­ing pop­u­la­tion. Males have lovely blue heads with a clear white su­per­cil­ium (‘eye­brow’). The throat is yel­low on the purest birds (in­ter­grades oc­cur be­tween the var­i­ous sub­species of Yel­low Wag­tail).

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