pied wagtail

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pied wagtail

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(Animals) a British songbird, Motacilla alba yarrellii, with a black throat and back, long black tail, and white underparts and face: family Motacillidae (wagtails and pipits)
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pied wagtail

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During this time of the year Bute Park will be ablaze with colour, from the red and gold falling leaves, home to a multitude of insects, to the blue flash of king-fishers, the silver of leaping salmon at Blackweir, or the black and white of pied wagtails as they head into the city to roost for the winter.
It fed among Pied Wagtails and was about the same size.
Briggs (48, 76 balls) became Rankin's sixth victim, lbw, leaving Warwickshire four overs batting which Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood negotiated safely, adding 14 runs while pied wagtails frolicked in the shadows lengthening across Edgbaston.
Mealworms are relished by robins and blue tits, and may attract other insect-eating birds such as pied wagtails.
In cold weather, we also often find that urban, sheltered gardens tend to be attractive to some of our smaller species like grey wagtails and pied wagtails who struggle to deal with harsh weather conditions.
I am writing this from Roxburghshire, where I am staying with some delightful friends and the sun is shining and pied wagtails are dancing over the lawn.
Robins, pied wagtails, woodpeckers, herons and barn owls and a host of other creatures photographed in exquisite detail are all lucky enough to call heligan home, too.
There are also several species of birds of prey resident in the area, as well as swifts, meadow pipits, pied wagtails, dunnocks and linnets.
Pied wagtails are known to congregate in their thousands to roost in the sauna-like conditions of power station cooling towers.
Even the pied wagtails, regulars on the outfield this year, gave this latest stalemate a miss.