Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava flava
Startops Reservoir -
Photos copyright Mike Collard
This is thought to be a male "Channel Wagtail" (though to be an intermediate from the small hybrid zone between flava and flavissima in northern France). It has been added here as a comparison to the other "Blue-headed" photos below.
Compared to the April 2004 bird below, the head is paler & blue more washed out, and there is more white in the supercilium, sub-moustachial stripe and throat (per Ben Miller who saw both birds).
Calvert - 4th May 2006
Photos copyright Tim Watts
This is thought to be a female Blue-headed Wagtail, possibly a 1st year bird.
Spade Oak Meadows, Little Marlow - 14th April 2006
Photos copyright Adrian Parker
This individual did not hang around and was seen to fly off north soon after being photographed.
Startops Reservoir - 22nd April 2004
Photo copyright Ben Miller
This Blue-headed Wagtail was present close to Startops Reservoir for a few days, in a field which was just inside the Buckinghamshire boarder. The Blue-headed form of Yellow Wagtail is a scarce visitor to the county but is seen most years. To see charts of the species occurance in the county click here.