Specie's Page                                               Pied Wagtail - Birds of the Waters Edge

Home Page               What's New!

Habitats & Conservation

Rearing Caterpillars

       

Pied Wagtails - Birds of the Waters Edge of the UK

Prev     Next

Contacts and Links

Ducks Quacking Sound          Glossary
(Linnaeus 1758 (Linnaeus 1758
Passeriformes - Motacillidae Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba

(Linnaeus 1758 (Linnaeus 1758
Passeriformes - Motacillidae Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Pied Wagtail:

UK Status: Resident.

Habitat: This bird is to be found in many types of habitats, but doe's have a fondness for water. It is often seen near canals, rivers, pools, marshes and most types of wetland. They feed mainly on insects, and many times I have seen them in town, feeding on seed heads in the grass verges. It's name is derived from the way it almost constantly dips it's tail up and down.

Breeding: The natural nesting site is in gaps between vertical rock walls, usually near water. Though they have adapted to nesting in similar spaces in man made structures, such as houses. Nests are cup shaped, made of grass, lined with moss. Females lay lay four to seven, off white eggs, speckled with darker markings.

Comment: This delightful, and energetic little bird is common throughout most of the British Isles.

(Linnaeus 1758 (Linnaeus 1758 (Linnaeus 1758 (Linnaeus 1758
Passeriformes - Motacillidae Passeriformes - Motacillidae Passeriformes - Motacillidae Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba

       

     

Local Ebird Hotspot - Woodhall Lake, West Yorkshire

Local Ebird Hotspot - Yeadon Tarn, West Yorkshire

Contact Website Manager  dave.hatton29@btinternet.com

Dave Hatton reserves the copyright on all images.   2022