A few of my favourite things..

Willy Wag Tail

If you know these little characters, you will appreciate how much noise and fuss was happening while I took photos.  Although I had no evil intentions toward Mr & Mrs Wagtail’s dear offspring, you would imagine the worst from the ruckus they produced.

The farmer we were visiting,  recovered a wagtail nest which had been blown down during a storm.  The outside is made from grasses and spider web (yes!) and the interior (in this case) was wool, and hair from the cows.

5 responses

  1. Fee

    What an interesting little nest, and a great shot of the family Mrs BB. I could well imagine the ruckus you caused! I love Willy Wag Tails. A similar, although maybe a bit smaller, bird in NZ is called the Fantail.

    Fee 🙂


    February 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm

  2. Vimal



    February 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

  3. Amanda

    Amazing shot! Yes, I am a willy wag-tail fan also 😉


    February 8, 2010 at 9:18 pm

  4. Amanda

    ps. it looks a little squishy in that nest! lol.


    February 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

  5. Hello friends,

    Sorry to have left your comments so long – I’m being a distracted blogger 🙂

    Amanda, yes, squishy indeed! It was great timing for us. The next week I was at the farm again, and the fledglings had flown the nest.


    February 15, 2010 at 7:47 am

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