It’s not White, it’s Pied. (doh!)

Some time ago I posted a picture of a Wagtail which I labelled as White Wagtail.  Fellow blogger and nature watcher Rachael, flagged a potential error to me and suggested that the bird was more likely to be a Pied Wagtail.

I checked this out with my friends over on the BirdForum – here, where the general consensus is that I have indeed photographed a Pied Wagtail – so I will retitle that post accordingly. (This was my original intention but I reached for my bird guide and the description seemed right for White, I won’t be doing that again in a hurry.)

If you examine the photographs offered on the forum, you will see that it is not an easy thing to decide.

If you are not aware of the BirdForum I can recommend it, they have some extremely knowledgeable birders there.

Thanks Rachael! 🙂


2 thoughts on “It’s not White, it’s Pied. (doh!)

  1. Just for the heck of it, I checked to see if either of those Wagtails are North American residents – it turns out just the White, and only at the far reaches of Alaska. No wonder I didn’t recognize your bird. Off to check out Rachael’s site.

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