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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 20th January, 2021)


Wagtail taken in my garden.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Panasonic DMC-FZ38)
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Comment by: James Hanson on 20th January 2021 at 00:26

If it's been seen in Wigan, it's got to be Pied.

Comment by: Poet on 20th January 2021 at 00:45

A pie d wagtail , being Wigan H ?

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 20th January 2021 at 09:03

Beautiful little bird, and I love the colouring on the seems to glow. (Possibly due to the sun's position when it was taken). It really adds something. Lovely photo.

Comment by: Anne on 20th January 2021 at 09:10

One word, Harry......superb.

Comment by: Arthur on 20th January 2021 at 09:56

Very nice Harry, Hanson's woke up again.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 20th January 2021 at 10:03

Fab shot Harry!

Comment by: Veronica on 20th January 2021 at 10:05

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.

Comment by: David Barker on 20th January 2021 at 10:27

Nice photo Harry , the subject stands out against the background.
Well done.

Comment by: PeterP on 20th January 2021 at 10:39

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

Comment by: DTease on 20th January 2021 at 10:49

You’re trying hard James, but I think Mick still has the edge.

Comment by: Gill on 20th January 2021 at 11:26

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.

Comment by: Harry C. on 20th January 2021 at 11:40

Thanks all it was a lucky shot actually through the conservatory window.

Comment by: Edna on 20th January 2021 at 13:41

It was a brilliant shot Harry..Another wonderful photo to brighten up such a dreary rainy day.

Comment by: Tommy T on 20th January 2021 at 14:01

Excellent shot Harry and yes it brightened my rain sodden day as well.

Comment by: Mick on 20th January 2021 at 15:34

Peter P, Hanson is not Fat Mick

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 20th January 2021 at 20:15

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.

Comment by: Cyril on 20th January 2021 at 23:56

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.

Comment by: Brian on 21st January 2021 at 14:39

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 .

Comment by: Harry C. on 22nd January 2021 at 10:57

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

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