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Pied Wagtail


By linmar


In February I wrote about a a little wagtail that I had only seen twice. Since then its visited patio door on a regular basis and loving the dried mealworms which I constantly feed her/him. A week or so ago she brought her baby that was all brown except for its tail which was blackish and white. Now gradually changing colour & although able to feed itself still begs for food when the parent is alongside.
I have seen the three of them twice. Hoping for more next year.
This morning whilst clearing loads of bluebell leaves I found 5 largish slugs & put them o/s patio door with a few dried meal worms for the blackbirds (2 male and one hen bird) again feeding young, In no time they had all been taken. I seldom find any snails/slugs not even around the hostas as having no cats I have loads of bird feeders.
One little cat visits but she seems to have no interest in hunting thank goodness. Just lonely I think as I expect her owners work. She follows me around the garden and after lots of tickles and purring disappears again.

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I hope you see more of the wagtails. It's nice that you feed them :)

21 May, 2014


Yes, Hywel it would be really good to have more wagtails here. About 3 miles away there quite a few but haven't seen any this year.
The blue tits are raising a second family in a large nesting box (made for me years ago) fastened to wall & which I see from computer. I've never managed to see them fly the nest but live in hopes.

22 May, 2014


I hope you see them this year then :)

22 May, 2014

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