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.
Mrs Willie Wagtail was flitting around me for sometime before she decided to settle. Settings were 1/1250, F 5.6, Iso 900, @ 380 mm
This Willie Wagtail got the catch of the day a big juicy Dragonfly. To watch it swallow it whole was amazing I didn’t think it would fit. Taken at Penrith NSW.
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
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