Thursday, August 28, 2014
I've just been in a forum conversation with a woman who reckons she's spotted a Citrine Wagtail at wetlands in Mudgee NSW. When I saw the photos, I was dismissive, believing it to be an Eastern Yellow Wagtail. Now, I'm doubting myself. Her record and photos have been sent to eremaea, the bird database. In time, experts will have to prove it's a Citrine. People are on their way to Mudgee to verify the sighting as I type (wish I was one of them). Citrine Wagtails are incredibly rare visitors to Australia. There have been 3 authenticated records. This is a big deal. I include a random shot of a Citrine which looks very similar to the Mudgee bird. LJ, August 29 2014.