Birdwatch: 'That is not a yellow wagtail'

If there was a prize for most unsuitable British bird name, grey wagtail would win hands down

My heart sinks as I hear for the umpteenth time “I’ve just seen a yellow wagtail” and I explain that, although the bird was indeed a wagtail, and did sport a flash of lemon-yellow beneath the tail, it was in fact a grey wagtail.

I reflect, not for the first time, that if there was a prize for most unsuitable British bird name, the grey wagtail would win hands down.

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Source: The Guardian
Birdwatch: 'That is not a yellow wagtail'