Although 10 birds have been reported locally in winter there has been significant southerly movement with 4 autumn sightings in the Merseyside/Gt. Manchester area and one at Skokholm in South Wales. Winter sightings have been in Cheshire, Wolverhampton and Wiltshire .
There has only been two sightings during the breeding season both in South Cumbria so we have contacted as many people and organizations as possible who visit rivers to check any Grey Wagtails they see for colour rings. Ann Ord Sykes's great photograph below shows the position of the rings. The colour ring combinations are detailed below
LEFT LEG - a combination of RED and BTO METAL ring (please note which way round)
RIGHT LEG – TWO COLOURS – please note which way round and (with blue and green) whether a light or dark colour.
Please contact PMrsh123@aol.com or text 07532433043 as soon as possible after the sighting. Thanks