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Monday, 30 November 2015

Pied Wagtail

I've recently discovered a Pied Wagtail roost site in the centre of Manchester. I was aware of there being some around previously, but not where this one is situated. It's on a particularly busy road with restaurants and offices. In the mornings on my way to work I could here them but never see them. Then one morning just as the sun was coming up I counted 35 leaving the roost site. It was quite a spectacle, and noise, as they are not the quietest of birds. There may have been more, and judging by the mess on the pavement I'm sure there are. A count of around 50 has been seen since.
I managed to take a some close-up shots of one at Elton reservoir last week.



26 comments:

  1. Hello, it is a lovely bird. It is great you found their roost spot. Your photos are beautiful! Happy Monday!

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  2. This is a dapper little bird. Glad you located their roosting site.

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  3. What a beautiful little bird..Great shots

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  4. What cute puggy birds. I had to smile imagining you counting 35 of these little fellows on your way to work. :)

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  5. He's a cute little fellow. I'm not sure I've ever seen one here - they may not make it "over the pond". Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/sparkling-crystal.html

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  6. i'm not really a bird person but these photos are stunning, is this you being close or very good zoom?
    x #AnimalTales

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    1. Thank you Charlotte. I was very close on this occasion. :)

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  7. what a gorgeous little bird, it amazes me where we can find some many varieties of birds when we start looking and in the most unusual places

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  8. Nice close-ups Adam. It's good to find a roost and so interesting and difficult to try and count them in (or out). Your local ringers would be interested in knowing of a roost site.

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  9. I had no idea that they flocked together in a roost. I frequently sighted a single one in our garden this summer - although not for the last couple of months. Beautiful capture of the pied wagtail by the reservoir.

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  10. Nice images of these handsome birds. They certainly can adapt to human disturbance.

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  11. Beautiful shots of the wagtail, Adam. I don't see wagtail roosts in these parts - more's the pity!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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  12. He is cute and you arefortunate to find the roost site

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  13. I've fallen in love with these birds from seeing them on the blogs! Great photos of this one! Nice sighting!

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  14. Beautiful little bird.
    Must be a fast one, yet you captured well.
    Happy WW!

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  15. These are very nice closeups!

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  16. Nice little bird - used to have these and Greys in the village I was born in. Any wagtail would be a mega bird here.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  17. What a cute bird Andrew... Thank you for linking into Nature Notes... Michelle

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  18. I never knew pied wagtails roosted together. My Mum has a couple of birds that are always bobbing about n her lawn and we see them here in France on a regular basis but only in small numbers. I wonder if they go back to a local communal roost at night? #AnimalTales

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