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yellow wagtail perched on a branch

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

The yellow wagtail likes damp marshes, meadows and farmland, and spends much of its time running about on the ground, chasing insects disturbed by the feet of livestock. Yellow wagtails are a summer visitor, they arrive from their African wintering grounds from March onwards. Image: Neil Rolph (Flickr).

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