Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 20th January, 2021)
If it's been seen in Wigan, it's got to be Pied.
A pie d wagtail , being Wigan H ?
Beautiful little bird, and I love the colouring on the photo....it seems to glow. (Possibly due to the sun's position when it was taken). It really adds something. Lovely photo.
One word, Harry......superb.
Very nice Harry, Hanson's woke up again.
Fab shot Harry!
I have a little book of birds with pictures in water colour. It describes the Pied Wagtail as " a common, sprightly bird with thin black legs and a long bobbing tail". I'm no expert but it's legs don't look black and it's tail doesn't look that long.... it's lovely all the same.
Nice photo Harry , the subject stands out against the background.
Sometime see these birds bobbing along the street.Well captured in the photo. Hanson (FM) wants to go back to sleep.If he cannot post anything constructive then he should be barred
You’re trying hard James, but I think Mick still has the edge.
That's a lovely shot of this beautiful bird, it was my dad's favourite, thank you Harry. I've only just started getting one in my garden (not in Wigan, although I am from Wigan), I believe they only eat flies and it's taking mealworms (rehydrated for 20 mins in warm water) that I put out with all the other bird food. Must be hard to find flies in the freezing weather.
Thanks all it was a lucky shot actually through the conservatory window.
It was a brilliant shot Harry..Another wonderful photo to brighten up such a dreary rainy day.
Excellent shot Harry and yes it brightened my rain sodden day as well.
Peter P, Hanson is not Fat Mick
Sorry to let you all down and, please, don't let J.H. come round to sort me out, but that's not a pied wagtail, it's a white wagtail.
Here's the definition of pied in English.
1. a pied bird or animal has feathers or fur of two or more different colours, usually black and white.
You seem confident George . Even experts find the identification problematic in Autumn .
This could well be a white , but it could also be a Pied , Autumn male .
Harry what month was your picture taken? If it was a few days ago or quite recently , the whites, having moulted before the flight , would have left. Also this bird has a kind of mottled face associated with the Pied , whereas the white has a cleaner one .
Hi Brian once again thanks for the interest it makes it worthwhile, I took the photo on the 3/1/2021 about 3pm when the sun was well round cheers