The Pied Wagtail, a member of the pipit family, common along freshwater margins and in towns, car parks etc.. The name derives from the habitual wagging of the long tail.


All recent bird pictures are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 .

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Technique: Z 6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens used in APS-C mode to give 450mm; 800 ISO; upper image: Lightroom, starting at the Camera Standard v2 profile; lower image: in-camera processing of a raw file, including cropping and use of the Vivid profile; Herons Green, Chew Valley Lake, Somerset; 18 Oct 2019.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

7 Responses to BIRDS 122 – PIED WAGTAIL

  1. bluebrightly says:

    Fun – I didn’t know this bird. Not that I should, I suppose, but some birds turn up a lot in photos so you get to know them even if you’ve never seen them in person. It reminded me of a magpie but it’s smaller, I bet. We have a pipit but I rarely see them. Apparently, they nest way north or in the mountains. They’re here in winter but you have to find them in fields, among sparrows, and they don’t have the nice long tail to help you ID them. Very nice, Adrian. 🙂


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Oh yes, a lot smaller than a Magpie – and in the pipit family, which I was reading, do not have so many species in the New World as in the Old – this one is common around habitation too, making a living on city pavements (I had one not 4 feet from my feet in Weston High Street recently) and supermarket car parks. I don’t think wagtails get to the New World.


  2. paula graham says:

    Typical stance of this birdie.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sonali Dalal says:

    Wagtails have started visiting us now.


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