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…

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