25 Mar 2019

Black-headed Wagtails - Khafra Marsh

Whilst birding the Khafra Marsh area recently, it became obvious a good number of migrants had arrived. There were very large numbers of both Black-headed Wagtails and White Wagtails feeding around on a disused farm area with the only other wagtail subspecies seen was a single beema but I did not photograph it. There was a Black-headed Wagtail with a small white mark behind the eye that looked a little odd bit odd that is shown at the end of the photos. Several very bright male Black-headed Wagtail were also seen perched in some nearby trees and this indicates the start of passage for the species where many different subspecies should turn up in the next few weeks. Some of the birds were quite confiding as presumably they had just arrived, and as it was early morning the light was good so I got a few good photos, some of which are shown below.
 Black-headed Wagtail

 Black-headed Wagtail

 Black-headed Wagtail

 Black-headed Wagtail

 Black-headed Wagtail


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