Willie Wagtails: Where Have They Gone?

26 Apr

When I was a child, Willie Wagtails were a common sights, even though I lived near the city.

Nowadays, I live in a bushy outer  Sydney suburb, but these birds seem quite rare, especially by comparison with the numbers of Noisy Miners.

So, invariably I grab my camera whenever one comes into view.

This shot was taken at a picnic area, not too far away from home. Lately I’ve even seen a few in our backyard.

Off I Go: Willie Wagtail

Off I Go: Willie Wagtail


8 Responses to “Willie Wagtails: Where Have They Gone?”

  1. davidprosser April 26, 2014 at 5:23 am #

    Well caught Margaret. Such a pretty little bird. Looking very pert.
    xxx Stupendous Hugs to you. xxx

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

      You should see them wagging their tails, David! A delightful sight!
      xxx Millions of Huge Hugs to you xxx

  2. Linda Visman - wangiwriter April 26, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    Love willy-wagtails! Yes, there are nowhere near as many as there used to be.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 26, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

      It’s such a shame that that aren’t more around. They are such lovely, interesting little birds.

  3. Uncle Tree April 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Willy-Wagtail? LoL 🙂 That’s really what you call them?
    He’s looks like a Yin/Yang symbol with wings.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp April 27, 2014 at 2:13 am #

      Yes, Keith, that’s their name. In fact, there’s a song about them. Thanks for your interpretation. 🙂

  4. Odie Langley April 26, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Yes a very lovely little bird, glad you had your camera.

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