Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

zaterdag 30 november 2013

A new bird !

Today i saw a new bird again, it was the Grey Wagtail
(Vintererle / Grote gele kwikstaart) which i had never
seen before. It is a small member of the wagtail family.
The species looks similar to the Yellow Wagtail but
has the yellow on its underside restricted to the throat
and vent. Breeding males have a black throat. The
species is widely distributed, with several populations
breeding in Europe and Asia and migrating to tropical
regions in Asia and Africa. They are usually seen on
open marshy ground or meadows where they walk
solitarily or in pairs along the ground, capturing insects
that are disturbed. Like other wagtails, they frequently
wag their tail and fly low with undulations and they
have a sharp call that is often given in flight.

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