All at once he turned round to Claude with the agile quickness of a wagtail
The reason for this almost continuous movement on the part of wagtails
has puzzled not only me but also lots of much more eminent students of ornithology.
A final walk through the gardens barely minutes before departure found lawns patrolled by loose flocks of White Wagtails
all black and white and gray.
Over the weekend, the first Willow Warblers joined the many dozen Chiffchaffs singing on the reserve, with Yellow Wagtail
and a few White Wagtails
I READ recently that robins, pied wagtails
and starlings could be targeted for heath and safety reasons.
AN ice cream man found a pair of wagtails
had been living in his van's engine - and hatched six chicks.
are rare visitors to Britain, and even rarer in Wales, with just three previous records, including one at RSPB Conwy in 2008.
What I was looking at were not dandelions but several yellow wagtails
which are summer visitors from the African continent that spend the summer in pastures, meadows, riversides and arable fields, and usually near freshwater.
Numbers of lapwings, redshanks, pochards, yellow wagtails
and great crested grebe have all increased and rare birds such as a purple heron, citrine wagtail
, blue-winged teal, and a pair of bitterns have all been spotted.
I DON'T really wish to get involved in the debate on buzzards and birds of prey, but would like to point out that after killing all our wagtails
and various tits and finches, a sparrow hawk took up residence in our shed and started on the swallows.
Reed buntings, redpolls, yellowhammers, grey wagtails
, redwings and fieldfares are other unusual garden visitors not usually around.
Every year, millions of turtle doves, cuckoos, yellow wagtails
and other native birds migrate to West Africa for the colder winter months.