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.
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!
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.