On 4th July 1976, M r a n d Mrs H . Huggins discovered an unfamiliar wagtail carrying food to a nest at an Essex coastal locality; they considered that it resembled a male Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola. At their invitation, SC went to look at it on 7th; he agreed with the identification and also readily located the nest, situated in an area of common saltmarsh-grass Puccinellia maritima on a

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