Yellow Wagtails at Ash Island - Newcastle NSW

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Subject: Yellow Wagtails at Ash Island - Newcastle NSW
From: "Crispin Marsh" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 18:57:47 +1100
Dear Birders,
I have been lured into making the drive from Sydney to Newcastle by postings 
relating to rarities at Ash island before. I recall a fruitless drive for a 
painted snipe and another for a Yellow Wagtail.
Would i be so stupid to fall for the same old bait again? You bet! Alan Stuart 
posted his sighting of a number of Yellow Wagtails along Wagtail Way on Ash 
Island and I was off at 5:30 am on Sunday morning risking total ridicule from 
she who shall be obeyed.
This time I was in luck. I very quickly got onto my first Yellow Wagtail 
feeding among the gravel along wagtail Way. It was a relatively less-coloured 
bird. I soon found othere. There were at least 5 as I had 2 fully coloured 
birds in the scope together at one point and 3 less-coloured at another. All 
the birds seemed to be race similina but there was quite a lot of variability 
between the less coloured birds. One had yellow at the top and bottom of the 
ventral side with the central section pale, whereas two others were coloured on 
the sides of the chest but not across the full width of the breast. lovelly 
birds all of them!
Peter Marsh
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