Sunday, 20 June 2010

Willie Wagtail

The Willie Wagtail seems to be always moving. Very hard to get them to stay still long enough for a photo. We have a pair in the neighborhood at present and hopefully they will decide to nest.

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Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys)

6 comments:

mick said...

Nice photos Neil. Wagtails seem to be very visible right now - I saw 3 or 4 along that stretch of gravel road down to the bay this morning.

Neil said...

Thanks Mick it was a great day today not like what we have been having lately.

eileeninmd said...

Great photos of the Wagtails! It would be wonderful to see the nestlings.

Penelope said...

As I scrolled down the page, the expanded tail in the second photo seemed almost to wag! Strange optical illusion, but how appropriate to this bird. Nice photos!

Halcyon said...

Cute! Do these birds have any relation to mockingbirds?

Neil said...

Thanks Eileen, Penelope and Halcyon for your comments and no Halcyon not that I am aware of.