Wildlife in the park – black swans and wagtails

Wagtails

The wagtail is the most common small bird found in the park and has a year-round presence. We were talking to a lady in the Coop last week about the birds in the park, and she had some photos of this cheeky little wagtail.

Photo by Joyce Cox
Photo by Joyce Cox

There are two kinds – a grey wagtail and a yellow wagtail. Slightly confusingly, the grey wagtail can have some yellow in its feathers as can be seen below. But, the yellow wagtail is much more yellow than that!

As you can see, they are tiny and easily startled. So well done for getting close enough for a picture!

Black swans

On the same day, we had reports that a pair of black swans were visiting Hamworthy park – we couldn’t run down with our cameras because we were tied down at Coop. But luckily, the wonderful park users came to the rescue with these amazing photos.

black swans hamworthy park
Photos by Denise Winwood
black swans hamworthy park
Photos by Denise Winwood

 

2 Replies to “Wildlife in the park – black swans and wagtails”

  1. I would just like to say once again how I, a Poole born resident appreciate all that you do to keep Hamworthy Park so beautiful, I will find the picture of me and my mother in paddling pool in 1937 and one of me in the 1960;s taken with an unknown Hamworthy little girl who may recognise herself ! Next week I will find the Co .= Op store and donate. Thank you all once again.

    1. Hi Doreen, thank you! It is the support in the local community that really makes the difference. We’d love to see your picture! FOHP.

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