Watch the Dickie Bird!
What Dickie Bird?
Oh, That one!
I knew this little Wag Tail was down the in the fast-flowing stream, as I could see it flitting about. But it was really hard to capture when looking through my camera and when I checked my photos later I thought at first that I’d missed it.
British birds seem to like living life on the edge, in rapidly flowing water (see Ducklings), but they appear to thrive on it. I spotted this energetic bird at Newmillerdam, Yorkshire, during my UK trip last June.
Now, I don’t know much about British birds, except that this was obviously a Wag Tail. However, careful research (oh, all right: Google!) reveals that this cute little bird is a Grey Wag Tail; and a female one at that, as she is, quote “like the male but duller”!
Also, in typical Mum fashion, she has her face stuffed with insects to take back to her hungry chicks.