Thursday, 31 July 2014

YELLOW WAGTAIL PHOTOS.

The Yellow Wagtail use to be  a common breeder in thr hay and cereal fields of the lancashire countryside,but as farming methods change and with problems in it`s african wintering grounds or migration path it has become a very rare bird to see in lancashire.I`ve been very lucky and been pointed to a secret location in the fylde countrside to were a yellow wagtail has breed in a cereal field.Using a small pop up hide and turning my camera on to silent shooting I managed to capture a few images of the parent birds carrying food to feed their young.Two days later and the nest was empty and the parent birds were seen carrying food to different parts of the large field to feed the fledged young.SO IT SEEMS THAT THE YOUNG WAGTAILS HAVE FLEDGED SUCCESSFULLY,GREAT NEWS.I wish them a safe journey on their migration and hope they return saftely next year.I`ve posted a few images of the parent birds below.








4 comments:

Pete Woodruff said...

A rare opportunity put to excellent use Martin. Thank goodness you was allowed through the suppression screen.

Kind Regards

Pete.

Brian Rafferty said...

Martin. What a scoop!! Not seen a yellow wag for a very long time. Excellent images as always.

Christian said...

Gorgeous.

Lothar Walpurgis said...

Curiously, here we are two years on from your post Martin and yellow wagtails have been seen at Cockersand, a juvenile last month (June) and today at Skipool heading SE at 8.00pm. That immediately suggests a bird going to roost and not too far from the Creek one would imagine. I may have a look around that rea tomorrow becuase it would be great if they have returned to the Blackpool area after years away as breeding birds….

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