Wagtail Wednesday !

I headed off to Sedgeford for the Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail that had been hanging around for some time now. I arrived at first light and set off for the manure heap. After an hour+ I had seen just common birds on the heaps and a Barn Owl very close but too dark for photos so I just admired it instead, there were a lot of linnets and pied wagtails in the field behind me and what I thought was possibly the Blue-headed' fly over towards where I had parked the car? After some time and people coming and going I was the last one standing at the heap and still no sign of the bird so I decided to head back to the car and get the blood back into my feet and have a drink, on heading down the lane I noticed there were a lot of cars still there considering they'd all left, I thought they may be checking the hundreds of geese nearby.
No they weren't!! Lined up near my car were all the birders watching the wagtail on the flooded field!! I slowly set my camera down in a gap not too far away and watched the wagtail moving around and luckily for me towards where I was standing. It flitted off for a while then returned back to the flooded field corner to resume feeding. 

End of the Year.

December was a very quiet month indeed, I only saw a few notable birds on the daily dog walks with Bullfinch, Reed Bunting and Yellowhammers fighting for the top spot! Even the gull numbers off the front were low with a lot of the previous Great black backed's moving on. The weather didn't bring any good strong windy seawatching days either. Mothing again turned up nothing so the final tally of 2019 was 188 macro moths. The patch bird list stands at 172 and 101 for the garden. Now for a look at some of my highlights in 2019.
 Iceland Gull in February.
 Firecrest (pair) in March.
 Osprey in off the sea in April. And Alpine Swift past the house.
 Painted Lady invasion in June.
 Always a joy when Hummingbird Hawkmoths turn up.
August saw an influx of Pied Flycatcher.  

 This "metal bird" was a sight to see! 
My first B2 Stealth Bomber.

 Med Gulls fly catching over the house is getting to be a yearly experience.

 September saw numbers of Great White Egret moving along the coast.
 This Common Redstart was a welcome addition to the garden list.
 Sat 5th October, the morning of the Water Spouts
Sarah and I counted 6 on our morning walk.
 Little Auk in October.
 Black Redstart and Ring Ouzel both in October and Ring Ouzel finally getting on the garden list.

 A welcome addition to the patch, Pomarine Skua.
 One of my favourite's, Great Grey Shrike.

Great Northern Diver finally got on my patch list.
And my favourite moth of the year Garden Tiger, and a first for me.
Roll on 2020.