Grey-headed Wagtail Motacill flava thunbergi
Grey-headed Wagtails: left, Gibraltar Point May 27th 2001 (Kev Wilson) and right, Water's Edge CP May 17th 2003 (Graham Catley).
There had been 11 records of this Scandinavian race of Yellow Wagtail between 1955 and 1976 (L&A 1989) and prior to LBC's formation. Since then, the records in the LBC database from 1977 onwards are tabulated below, the last records being in 2008. All of the spring records have occurred between April 13th-Jun 13th; the sole autumn record was on September 4th 2008.
|Site||First date||Last date||Count||Notes|
|Gibraltar Point NNR||23/05/1977||24/05/1977||1|
|Gibraltar Point NNR||23/05/1978||1||Male|
|Covenham Reservoir||10/05/1982||21/05/1982||1||Male on these two dates only|
|Barrow Haven||13/06/1985||1||2CY male|
|Gibraltar Point NNR||14/06/1992||1||Male|
|Gibraltar Point NNR||27/05/2001||1||Male.|
|Water's Edge CP||17/05/2003||1||Male|
|Covenham Reservoir||13/04/2008||14/04/2008||2||Both males|
(Updated with reference to the new Birds of Lincolnshire (2021) December 2022)