Tidbit Day: The Wagtail Bird…

Today lets talk about the Wagtail and the link below will give more info…

There are two subspecies of Motacilla alba. The pied wagtail (M a yarrellii) is a UK resident bird which is both common and widespread. The white wagtail (M a alba) is more of a is a common passage migrant in both spring and autumn. They are found along any waterside habitat, such as lakes, rivers, streams, etc. They are also found well away from water in areas where there is low vegetation with large open spaces. Particularly fond of large car parks and large lawns. They generally prefer more open spaces (except for roosting) and are not usually found in dense vegetation.

Source: Pied/White Wagtail

I talked about this little bird that I call “Birdbrain” when I see them (That crazy waggy tail is cool). Last year we did not have nests in the yard, this year we had two nests and now the yard is a Wagtail party…

I mow, cut wood, hammer nails, walk around, sit quietly, paint and or whatever….there is a wagtail or two or three or even four….chirping at me and watching me…

Where as the Wrens spread out to the surrounding world when they started to fly, the Wagtails all hung around and decided to make it a party yard. This is fine for me, they work around the sunflowers constantly eating bugs…

Gotta love birdbrains (Wagtails) and monkey birds (Sparrows)!

Life is a party to Wagtails and Sparrows everyday…

WtR

PS: It seems that Wrens and Field Sparrows take life more serious and Wagtails and the Common Sparrows, like to stir it all up…

For you interested people in getting the very best Covid-19 vaccine in the world?

Russian President pointed out that Moscow was ready to open the borders to foreign nationals seeking to receive Russian coronavirus vaccines

Source: Putin offers gas to Europe, COVID-19 vaccination to foreigners in SPIEF address – Business & Economy – TASS

I got mine free and am glad I did….I have had multiple inquiries about how to get Sputnik V and Putin just gave the answer…

WtR

Update:

ST. PETERSBURG, June 4. /TASS/. So-called ‘vaccine tourism’, when foreigners will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Russia, may start in a month or two, and it will be done promptly since there is increasing demand for this vaccination, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday. “It could be a matter of a month or two,” he said when asked when ‘vaccine tourism’ to Russia would start. According to the Kremlin spokesman, “of course, it will be [organized] promptly.” “As there is huge demand for vaccine tourism,” Peskov said.Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the SPIEF plenary session that Russia would create all the necessary conditions for foreigners to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on its soil.

Source: ‘Vaccine tourism’ to Russia may start within a month or two — Kremlin – World – TASS

Updated:

Vaccine tours could serve as support for tour operators now when the incoming tourist flow to the country has been next to zero for more than a year, he said. Three-week tours for foreigners can help kick-start its recovery. “This is a combination of vaccination with a cultural and excursion program, which can be arranged very interestingly, capturing different regions of Russia. Another option is a two-week trip, and there are also such requests,” Ignatiev pointed out.The price of such vaccine tours for foreigners ranges from $1,500 to 2,500, excluding airline costs, Ignatiev told TASS.

Source: Vaccine travel packages to Russia ready, visa issues yet to be resolved, says agency – Business & Economy – TASS