Walk on water

After a couple of glorious warm days in February the weather has very much taken a turn for the worse, battering us with torrential winds and rain. Thankfully this morning there was a brief lull and few hours of pleasant sunshine to soak up before the moody grey clouds rolled in once more… The recent…

Injured Wagtail: Revisited

You may remember the pied wagtail with an injured foot from a previous blog? Well today I caught up with this bird once again and was delighted to discover he had survived against the odds! Warning: graphic content Unfortunately as a result of his horrible injury the foot has now been amputated, lost as the…

Injured Wagtail

Today I stumbled (excuse the pun) upon an unfortunate male pied wagtail that appeared to be in difficulty, limping and hopping on one leg. At first glance I thought it may just be resting with a leg tucked up, as many birds will do, but as it moved around it soon became clear that this…

Wagtail reflection

There was very little to see or photograph this morning however I was able to get this rather lovely shot, as a female Pied Wagtail hunted for insects at the waters edge. By waiting patiently for her to wander into the right spot, I was also able to capture her reflection rippling in the water…

Sighting: Pied Wagtail

After numerous failed attempts today I finally able to get close to the pied wagtails often seen hunting near the water’s edge. The males are particularly striking with their monochrome black and white plumage. The females are a duller, grey colouration. Thankfully the weather has calmed significantly since the chaos of yesterday when we were…