Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava
This greeny yellow bird is unmistakeable, particularly as it wags its tail when on the ground.
It favours grassland fields, particularly where cattle are grazing.
Summer - April to September
It eats small insects which it chases down whilst running on the ground. It migrates to Africa for the winter.
Fairly common in much of England except the south west, less common in the rest of Britain.
It is fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland, with more being seen in spring and autumn when migration is underway.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015