Monday 31 August 2009

Citrine Wagtail at Marazion Marsh

A first year Citrine Wagtail was found on Friday 28th August feeding among the cut juncus in front of the standing stone viewing "platform" . It has remained faithful to this general area all weekend though would go missing for several hours at a time. I eventually saw it today at 11.30am but it gave frustrating views either hiding in the juncus or showing at long range. The images below were the best I could achieve.

This is the 15th Cornwall record, the first being 1982. Marazion is the most popular site with five records here. The last bird appeared in 2004 in virtually the same location.

EXIF Detail: Aperture Priority. F/10 Shutter speed 1/200s. Exposure 0.0EV. ISO 320. Focal length 840mm. Distance from bird approx 30m. All images cropped between 33% and 45%.
In addition, there is some video footage taken by John Chapple; please click on the link below:


  1. nice shot's taken under difficult circumstances Steve. Nice to see you down there and i'm glad i went.(lifer)

  2. Great Shots Steve, I should have gone down myself as it would have been a first for me.I
    got your message .

  3. Fantastic Images,well done steve.
    Enjoyed last week at Pendeen,thanks for all your help.