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Old 1st May 2012, 15:28   #1 (permalink)
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grey wagtails

I have had a female wagtail flying about in my garden for a few weeks now and today there were 2 of them, they fly about and don't settle long enough for me to take a photo. They are so beautiful. Wagtails usually live near marshes, there is some land that by all accounts used to be marsh land near us but it has largely been made into an industrial estate now. The female has been here for a long while and she lands in the windowsill and flits around landing and taking off today is the first time I have seen 2 of them I guess its mating season and I guess the other one is a male but I have not seen the other one up close so I don't know.

I love watching the wagtail with its beautiful yellow belly and under the tail and black face, the male is a duller colour which may be why they are called grey wagtails.

I will try to get a photo.
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Re: grey wagtails

Lovely description Look forward to any photos!
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Re: grey wagtails

The wagtail with the black face is the male.

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Ooo, a beautiful bird! Are they common nowadays or becoming rarer?
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I don't know how common they are but this is the first one I have ever seen, they are so lovely, I can 't stop watching them but they do not stay still.
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