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Pied Wagtail



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He's lovely Ray/Jane - is this the pied wagtail that visited you last winter

19 Dec, 2009

 

Yes Dawn he flies into the appke tree when go out with mealworms,then quickly flies back down for them ! Spends most of his time around the pond (or on it in this icy weather ) Lol

19 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely little bird, I like the way they trot along so quickly :)

19 Dec, 2009

 

He's lovley, its funny how they reappear when the weather gets bad, I dont like to see them cold but I love feeding them. I counted 9 wood pigeons around our feeder at one point today

19 Dec, 2009

amy
Amy
 

I like it when they become regular , you know they are happy with you .. or is it the food ?

19 Dec, 2009

 

Agree Gee,so comical to watch.
Dawn....9 wood pigeons is a lot Our maximum in one sitting is 3 ! Lol
Amy..a bit of both !?

19 Dec, 2009

 

aww funny i had one to this week, keeps popping in, lovely pic jane/ray :o))

19 Dec, 2009

 

lol - the title of this photo :o)

19 Dec, 2009

 

Sorry Hywel...know how you feel about snow and birds Lol But nothing else on show you lol !

19 Dec, 2009

 

Weird today Ray/Jane, the 9 wood pigeons, 3 magpies, the little ones hopping around and the squirrel collecting the peanuts in shells, a brief visit from the thrush and the poor buzzard beyond being chased by 3 crows, diving and swooping around.

19 Dec, 2009

 

Sometimes things happen so fast its hard to take it all in.At one point today there was a huge flock of starlings,lots of blackbirds, two robins scrapping,a small flock of sparrows,and a pair of bluetits. ! Spellbinding !

19 Dec, 2009

 

I know what you mean, I was fascinated by the activities today and albeit sad, we get to see more of them when its cold and their hungry

19 Dec, 2009

 

thats true dawn, they come to us knowing we will give dont they, poor things

19 Dec, 2009

 

Happy bird feeding Dawn and San !

19 Dec, 2009

 

Great pic BB...they are such characters.....I took some pics today of one he was doing the Goose step cos the snow was deep...Lol!

19 Dec, 2009

 

thanx jane and you to ;o))

19 Dec, 2009

 

LOL Janey..they are sooo funny !
San :o)

19 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely little chap. I just love the way their tails bob up and down and the way they can appear to walk on water when there's a little bit of weed there to support them. I hope my yellow wagtail comes back this year.

19 Dec, 2009

 

We never had yellow wagtail visit Wagger. Looking forward to seeing a pic of yours.

19 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful. In Rayleigh, not far from where I live, they run around the shoppers feet.

20 Dec, 2009

 

That is one very cold pond. how do you stop your starlings eating all the mealworms as soon as i put some out they they have eated them in miniutes.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Funny you should say that Clarice but I put a fresh lot of mealworms out about 15 minutes ago and the Starlings have already had the lot. The Robin is on the bird table eating cake.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Is there nothing the starlings dont eat.

20 Dec, 2009

 

lovely pics..... i have been going out and defrosting the birds water every day for them.. glad when it turns a bit warmer.....

20 Dec, 2009

 

Clarice we put the mealworms in the fat so starlings busy with that whilst place some on stump and around pond for robin and wagtail.Well robin probably well used to being stuck on top of a cake Toto ..

Fortunately Holly we have a small bathing pool at edge of pond which easier to keep defrosted..cant beleive so many happy to wash in this freezing weather ...

20 Dec, 2009

 

I do that but then i get them not just on the fat cakes but they seem to bush the other little ones out the way to get at where ever i put mealworms aswell

20 Dec, 2009

 

That does look cold, glad it is him/she and not me lol

20 Dec, 2009

 

No one messes with our little Robin he as real attitude & rules his patch ;-)

20 Dec, 2009

 

It's the off cuts from my daughters wedding cake which is full of currants, raisins and glacie cherries. It is very rich and hopefully good for all the birds.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Perfect for them Toto...full of rich goodness.What a treat !!

20 Dec, 2009

 

I think that the birds are doing ok at the moment as apart from cake there was half a loaf which had got a bit stale so that was chopped up in the blender thing and mixed wit lots of fat. They also had some mealworms and some raisins and some seed. They are eating better than me.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Know the feeling mate ! Lovely smells coming from kitchen earlier.Oh wonder if thats my tea on the go ! No such luck...its tomorrows porridge,sultana and fat dish being prepared for the birds ! Lol

20 Dec, 2009

 

I had lamb tonight but couldn't have too much as it would have deprived the foxes who have a tin of dog food and any of my dinner that can be wrested from my grasp. Still, wouldn't have it any other way.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Lucky foxes.Wouldnt mind betting they getting a Christmas dinner too !

20 Dec, 2009

 

They certainly will.

21 Dec, 2009

 

What an excellent photo... I love these birds.

27 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you..yes they are so comical when running along and twisting and turning,tail bobbing up and down !

27 Dec, 2009

raj
Raj
 

very nice but how do they live in ice iam shocked seeing this.

25 Jan, 2010

 

Its okay Raj..the birds use the ice to walk across and we throw them worms to eat.We make holes in the ice for them to drink the water below.It has all gone now !

25 Jan, 2010



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