Citrine Wagtail - Sitronerle
- Citronvipstjert - Sitruunavästäräkki -
Citroenkwikstaart - Zitronenstelze -
Bergeronnette citrine - Lavandera Cetrina
Offshore vessels are very much like islands in that the proportion of
rarities to common migrants is much higher than at mainland locations.
This might be because rarities, having travelled a long way are more
prone to be exhausted and land on the first solid "ground" they find.
guide to piptits and wagtails
Citrine Wagtail - the first I have seen offshore - landed on a
survey vessel in transit from a job West of Shetland to Peterhead. The
vessel was south of North Ronaldsay at the time the bird was first
sighted and a Citrine Wagtail had been seen on the island during the
morning of 07 September - perhaps this was the same bird....?
Citrine Wagtail, at sea, south of Orkney islands, 07 September 2011
Offshore NE Scotland, 07 September 2011
struggling to land on deck, at sea off NE Scotland, 07 September 2011
A great read the
day before one
heads out looking for rarities...
The above map shows where the bird was seen
Citrine Wagtail, Herdla (near Bergen), Norway, September 2019
I found this bird during a guiding trip - a nice bonus bird!!
All content on
including Natural Born Birder logo, is copyright © 2006-2020
Most images on this website are for sale, please contact me
regarding use of images or other enquiries.