Altrincham Sewage Works is place I used to go to some years back. In the Spring it is very good for warblers, Yellowhammers, and passing migratory birds and also an area where many come to breed.
One of it's main attractions for me is the Yellow Wagtail. It's usually found around the horse paddocks, and this particular bird was no different. Never easy to get close too, but with good field craft (as with most birds) if you bide your time and don't appear to be a threat, they will eventually make their way towards you. I don't like to push the boundaries and this bird wasn't playing ball, so I left it to catch flies. Maybe next time it'll come closer but it was great to see through the binoculars.
Such a vibrant looking bird.
Beautiful images Adam.ReplyDelete
Beautiful bird, Adam. I've seen the Yellow Wagtail ONCE and very fleetingly in Kenya, East Africa. It's a non-breeding uncommon migrant and although it occurs where I live in SA, I've never seen one here. Thanks for sharing. JoReplyDelete
Hello, what a bright pretty bird. Lovely shots of the Wagtail. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful colour.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your little yellow wagtail. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
It was very nice.ReplyDelete
He looks like a male goldfinch. I wonder if we call them by different names?ReplyDelete
Pretty little guy - he brightens u the landscape!
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Beautiful little bird.ReplyDelete
Good tips for birding and I like your birding ethics...not everyone is as respectful as you are...MichelleReplyDelete
He is very pretty -- this wagtail looks like one of our goldfinches (which are not nearly as pretty as your goldfinch -- as I may already have told you. Because whenever someone shows the English goldfinch, I get envious.) But now that I see your wagtail, I think how pretty he is and therefore, how pretty 'our' goldfinch is as well. (It isn't always necessary to wear red after all!)ReplyDelete
Beautiful little bird!ReplyDelete
Pretty! Looks good against the green.ReplyDelete
Such a cute yellow bird. Rare to see one yellow.ReplyDelete
The colour is very pretty. Wagtails are always fun to see.ReplyDelete