Any help appreciated. Both of them are new to me here in Dubai.
Thanks to you both. Sorry I missed the subtle hint. I looked closely at beema but in the image in BOME, which I try and use for identification, it doesn't show the dark patch under the eye that my bird had.
It's a beema Yellow Wagtail, Bob - the commonest form of YW that occurs in the UAE. Tommy was posting the Grey Wagtail link for you to contrast with his other (flava/beema) link. when struggling between Yellow & Grey, look at the mantle colour - green in Yellow Wag and grey in, er, Grey...
Here you will find:
Grey Wagtail is found in areas with trees and water:
Thanks again Tommy. I can't see past the Yellow - Supercliaris despite being pushed towards the Grey. I have no axe to grind here as they are both new to me but if you know it's something else would appreciate your guidance, especially what the defining identification points are. Remember a few weeks ago, unless it was brightly coloured like this one, I thought every bird of that size was a sparrow of some description.