Fairly small birds (16.5 – 19 cm), Wagtails have a characteristic bobbing tail action, which makes it quite difficult to get a shot where the tail isn’t blurred. This one is a Pied Wagtail. (Please note I had originally labelled this as a White Wagtail, in error).
To get this shot, one of several, I had laid down flat on a gravel bar by the side of the river and waited for the bird to come to me. I suspect that passers-by must have thought I was a bit ‘wet in the head’.
Ideally I’d like to get a photo of one with a winged insect in its beak, but while I see them catch quite a few, they move very quickly and it’s difficult to get a focus lock on them when they’re doing their feeding thing.