I’ve always liked these little birds – similar to the White Wagtail I posted some time ago – but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these very far from a fast running stream/river of some sort.
If you’re interested, the picture was taken in same place as the White Wagtail.
Like the the way colors work together at the shot… 😉
Thanks. I’d like to tell you that the Wagtail worked well under direction but that would be a fiction! 🙂
we have a bird called the grey fantail which looks and behaves very like the willy wagtail which is the black and white one. It doesn’t have such a lemony breast. Aren’t they fun to watch?
Interesting bird your grey fantail – it looks like a cross between our wagtails and a long-tailed tit.
Lovely catch of this grey wagtail. I see them often by the Wey Navigation but have never managed a shot as good as this.
I had a bit of time in my hands and could afford to sit and wait. 😉
Now that’s a fine looking bird. I’m so glad you had a chance to catch it with it’s head turned toward you. That’s a fine piece of photography as well.
As I pointed out to another blogger on another shot, I usually get what I can first and then start to take my time and wait for a reasonable pose/action. Better to get the bird than nothing, so this picture was towards the end of the brief period the bird stayed near enough to photograph.
I feel sorry this little bird got the name: grey wagtail, what about: yellow wagtail? The color on his belly is wonderful and gives your picture a sunny touch, lovely!
I know what you mean, I’ve always wondered that. When the come darting into the bank you’re watching they’re a great treat!
Grey Wagtails do indeed stay close to streams and fast moving rivers, Pied Wagtails seem to favour car parks, roof tops, and industrial estates. Did you know they have fascinating habits to help stay warm in the winter. Locally thousands descend upon Marsh Barton Ind. Estate in the winter, I have seen them in amongst Christmas Lights, and they will even “roost” on the slurry at sewage farms and take ti the wing every few seconds as the water treatment sprayers swing by every few seconds! Awesome.
Amazing how nature takes advantage of us when it can.
Great bird shot
Thank you Stevie!