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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Yellow Wagtail [male] [Motacilla flava]

The yellow wagtail is a small, graceful, yellow and green bird, with a medium-length tail and slender black legs. It spends much time walking or running on the ground. As its name implies, it wags its tail from time to time.
It is a summer visitor, migrating to winter in Africa. It breeds in a variety of habitats in the UK, including arable farmland, wet pastures and upland hay meadows. Serious declines in breeding numbers accross all of these habitats place the yellow wagtail on the red list of birds of conservation concern. 






49 comments:

  1. Liebeer Bob,
    tolle Aufnahmen von diesem kleinen Kerl.
    Das Futter für seine Kinder hält er fest.
    Wieder eine tolle Musik.
    Einen schönen Resttag wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  2. Looks like he's got himself some dinner!!

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  3. just beautiful! i'd be very happy if you linked this to good fences today! you have amazing barbed wire there! :)

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  4. Lieber Bob,
    herrlich, diese kleine Schafstelle. Sein Futter hält sie
    tapfer fest.
    Danke für die tolle Musik.
    Einen schönen Resttag wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  5. Such a pretty bird!

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  6. Well done Bob..great captures...[;o)

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  7. Hola Bob.magnificas imagenes de esta bella ave.

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  8. Bob, very pretty! With all those bugs in it's beak, I guessing it's feeding little ones!

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  9. These photos are as sharp as that barbed wire Bob, well done.

    peter

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  10. Fantastic images Bob....It's a little beauty

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  11. What a sweet little one, and these photographs are really wonderful, Bob.

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  12. such fantastic works!! brilliant portraits!!

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  13. amazing shots...he sure had collected a smorgasbord for his family! :)

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  14. Bob what a beauty! Love his yellow color, and that's quite a mouthful!

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  15. What a beautiful bird!Wonderful shots Bob!!
    And you catch him while he's eating!!!Great pictures!!
    Dimi...

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    1. I agree with you, a beautiful bird, cheers Dimi.

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  16. And a successful hunter/gatherer too. Wonderful captures - yours and his. Thank you.

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  17. I like this music:)
    And yellow bird also:)

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  18. Hi Bob, I love the pretty and colorful bird. Great shots..

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  19. I have to say gross, but at the same time very cool.

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  20. geniale bilder som vanlig fra deg !

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  21. I do hope this is not goodbye, dear yellow fellow


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  22. The wagtail got its catch and you too.
    Great . :)

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  23. Wow! This little one was really for the photo shoot!

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  24. Che meraviglia!!! bellissime foto e bravissimo tu!!!

    Buona giornata Bob,
    Laura

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  25. Bonitas fotos Bob,aqui solo la vemos de paso.Un abrazo

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  26. Hi Bob!
    What gracious little bird!
    I have yet see it!
    Marvelous shots with its preys in the beak! :)
    Keep well!

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  27. Muy buenas, Bob, con el alimento en el pico, me gusta.

    Saludos.

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  28. Il est très beau cet oiseau !
    Merci pour tes belles photos Bob

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  29. Your images of the Yellow Wagtail are gorgeous Bob! You must have a lens with great reach to get so close.

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  30. You don do thus cravings ... :-)

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