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This way and that

White Wagtails (Scientific name: Motacilla alba) are monogamous and defend breeding territories. The breeding season for most is from April to August, with the season starting later further north. 29 more words

Travels

Window with a view (1)

As I was sitting here on the bench yesterday (eventually) doing as I was told, the view through the window was that of four and a half boats, a pontoon pole, three spindly trees, and the roof tops of the block of retirement flats that flank the dog walk on the other side of the access road. 146 more words

Life Afloat

Wacky wagtails

Israel in spring is a great place to study Yellow Wagtail subspecies. There is a good mix of western and eastern forms, and the males are obviously very good looking in spring. 696 more words

Israel

White Wagtail

A White Wagtail (Scientific name: Motacilla alba) I saw at the Qurum park. The White Wagtail is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. 47 more words

Travels

Wagtails in the clearing
And pipits in the pines
Stir the morning to motion
By living up to their names

(2014)

Poetry

The sprint

The Forest Wagtail (Scientific name: Dendronanthus indicus) is back and put up quite a tail-wagging show on the guava​ tree. Then it decided to alight on the ground and dash across. 9 more words

Kerala

Walker

White-browed Wagtail (Scientific name: Motacilla maderaspatensis) out on a walk. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2015.

Kerala