Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Flava flava

We stopped at Grafham Water on the way home tonight, to see the 'Blue-headed' Wagtail which had been present all afternoon. Here's a photo of it. It's a Yellow Wagtail of the continental race Motacilla flava flava.

There had been a hatch of flies from the water and this bird had gathered, along with a decent-sized group of other wagtails - Pied, 'White' and Grey - to enjoy something of a feeding frenzy.

It's great to see Yellow Wagtails again - they're as much a sign of spring as daffodils are.

photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Apo Televid 77 with 20x eyepiece


  1. mmmm....those are good with festive stuffing

  2. What a pretty bird - and the scenery's not half bad either. Thanks for that slice of life round your way.

  3. What a super little bird! Good to see all the flowers blooming in the English spring. Your photography is magnificent.