Willie Wagtail

One of the best-known birds in Australia.  Present in just about every suburban garden, farm and park, this perky little black & white bird is a very visible presence.  Cheeky and noisy, with a constantly wagging, long, black tail this is not a bird to be ignored.  The self-proclaimed king of the garden, it will harass and chase even the largest predatory birds and any other perceived threats to its domain.

Photographer: Ian Campton

Photographer: Ian Campton

Taken with a Canon 7D Mk2 & Canon 100-400 zoom Mk2 at Capertee National Park, between Lithgow & Mudgee, west of Sydney, early January 2018

Mum or Dad Willy Wagtail gave the babies away as I think they were feeding them up against the river bank, I managed to get close enough with the zoom to not frighten them or have them scatter as I think they may have only just fledged

Photographer: Don Caswell

Photographer: Don Caswell

This resident Willie Wagtail sings loudly on a perch over the water bath in our garden.
Camera Nikon D7200, lens Nikkor 300mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO-100, handheld

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