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On the 3rd November 2016, a grey wagtail was seen perched on a chair on the patio. The bird was preening itself for a few minutes before flying off over the large field.

Grey wagtail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The grey wagtail usually nests near fast-flowing water in hilly areas, but visits lowland waters in winter. The grey wagtail is resident over most of England and Wales, but is only a summer visitor in Scotland. In winter they can be seen around farmyards and lowland streams, even in city centres. Scarce in central and eastern England in summer and from upland areas in winter. Their greatest densities are in the hills of England, Scotland and Wales.

This was the 43rd bird species to visit Bracken House. A full list, with dates first seen, can be found here.

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