28th February 2015

Grey Wagtail on the Don– the other day we were also lucky enough to get a good view of the lovely, lively Grey Wagtail which frequents fast rivers and streams. In winter some move to more lowland rivers but this one was busy flitting along the river, landing and pecking at midges and insects in the shallow water, as Grey Wagtails do. Now on the amber list so at some risk, it is so good to see these delicate birds, with their long, bobbing tail and bright yellow underside

The Grey Wagtail feeds in shallow water on insects, tadpoles and snails

The Grey Wagtail feeds in shallow water on insects, tadpoles and snails

, in the middle of a heavy industrial area. Sometimes they even come to our garden pond in winter. Conditions: Much rain on a

Grey Wagtail showing its grey back and white flashes on the tail

Grey Wagtail showing its grey back and white flashes on the tail

Like all wagtails, the Grey has a long, narrow tail

Like all wagtails, the Grey has a long, narrow tail

mild day. Temperature: Max 11- Min 5c.

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