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Grey Wagtails

Grey Wagtail - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Grey Wagtails

The estimated population of Grey Wagtails in the UK is 38,000 pairs. I’m delighted there’s a pair on my local river. Here …

Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Fire and water

I’m off on a trip to the far west of Madeira. There’s a lighthouse at Ponto do Pargo which sounds great. Firstly …

Grey Wagtail - Crime Lake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Grey Wagtail, not Yellow Wagtail

There’s a movement on the River Medlock at Daisy Nook Country Park. It’s constant; a wagging tail and a fluttering of wings …

Grey Wagtail - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Why do Wagtails wag their tails?

These Grey Wagtails, Motacilla cinerea, are so beautiful. In Italy they are not known as Grey Wagtails, they are known as Ballerina …