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Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:36 pm
by Butterfly
Oh I see, and pied wagtails are not afraid of you? They come to eat while you are there? :D

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:45 pm
by Willpar
To begin with they are wary butterfly. But once they get used to me they are a lot better and can come quite close. When I go out with the food I will call them, and they will come down. In the past I have seen them in the next street on my way home, so I would call and one would follow me, running like mad. Or would fly over into the car park.

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
by Butterfly
Willpar wrote:To begin with they are wary butterfly. But once they get used to me they are a lot better and can come quite close. When I go out with the food I will call them, and they will come down. In the past I have seen them in the next street on my way home, so I would call and one would follow me, running like mad. Or would fly over into the car park.
That is so lovely :love: . I sometimes try and whistle to my birds, they always look confused :laugh: . I think its my whistling :P

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:53 pm
by Willpar
Never whistled at them, just talked in a higher pitch.

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:20 pm
by Willpar
Actually seen one of my wagtails take live mealworms from the glass dish today that the bluetits use. Scoffed three of them. They are only mini mealworms, but was great to see.

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:41 pm
by Willpar
Wagtails seem to spend a bit of time in the hawthorn now. Food on tap in the dish. All the mealworms were gone when I went out to bring the dish in.

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:34 am
by Willpar
Well here we are the 14th of march and I still have both of my wagtails. Usually one of them would be gone during the 3rd to 4th week of February, but not this year. And the other would follow ten or so days later. Must be the weather or lack of food in the wild or both.

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:04 pm
by Placido
Simples !! They just like your environs, Willpar. Betcha they stay all summer .......

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:42 pm
by Willpar
I may have to put up a nest box for them Just in case they may miss breeding season.

Re: PIED WAGTAILS

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 pm
by Butterfly
Willpar wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:42 pm
I may have to put up a nest box for them Just in case they may miss breeding season.
Yes yes do it :clap: , preferably one with the live cam :rara: :D