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Help Identifying a bird in San Francisco Bay Area - Eastern Yellow Wagtail?

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Hi, 

I saw this bird along a walking path at Seal Point Park, along the western edge of the San Francisco Bay, near Foster City/San Mateo. I think it may be an Eastern Yellow Wagtail? Or possibly a Gray Wagtail? It didn't seem like they were native to Northern California though. Any thoughts?

Thanks,

Dana

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Note the white handkerchief, the tertials, the tail pattern (white tail spots, NOT white outer webs), thick bill, long primary projection, etc. and compare to Eastern Yellow Wag -- or any other wag.

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Look at the whole bird and, most importantly, parts thereof.

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