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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 31st March, 2011)

Pied Wagtail


Pied Wagtail
A male pied wagtail.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: brian d on 31st March 2011 at 00:18

what a great shot,don't think i've
seen this bird before.

Comment by: Matt on 31st March 2011 at 08:44

very nice shot, a shame that the point of focus was just below it tho

Comment by: dave marsh on 31st March 2011 at 08:52

I think it's important to focus on the animals eye.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 31st March 2011 at 08:53

It moved! A couple of these are regular visitors to the front garden - this pic was taken on a rare sighting in the back garden.

Comment by: dot on 31st March 2011 at 09:24

I have never seen one of these apart from the bird books. Well done for catching it though.

Comment by: D BAILEY on 31st March 2011 at 09:54

Quick tip ... focus on the eye..

Comment by: Matt on 31st March 2011 at 11:09

I didn't mean to cause offence Rev, i know how hard it is to catch little birds in such a close focus.

Comment by: Mick on 31st March 2011 at 11:39

Focus is not important on Photo of the Day.

After all its not a competition is it.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 31st March 2011 at 13:59

No offence taken - I'm grateful for the tips.

Comment by: Cloie on 31st March 2011 at 17:49

I love this photo! Thanks for sharing ...

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st April 2011 at 08:43

On the focus issue - there were two of these birds around the house - I took a dozen pics of the other one, an immature male. In each one its tail was wagging up and down at ten to the dozen, ruining the shots.

Comment by: John on 1st April 2011 at 09:34

Spot on Rev, these birds don't keep still, very difficult to take a clear shot. I think it's great and thanks.

Comment by: Bob on 1st April 2011 at 12:27

Rev I'll think you'll find it's a magpie, which do look the same.

Comment by: Steve on 1st April 2011 at 22:01

I often see pied wagtails on car parks looking for food. Magpies are a much bigger bird of the crow family.

Comment by: Bob on 2nd April 2011 at 08:13

Steve..It was supposed to have been an April fools day for the Rev, but he didn't bit, but you did....
APRIL FOOL Steve.

Comment by: Steve on 2nd April 2011 at 20:29

Touche Bob I note your comment was made at 12:27 to qualify it should have been made before noon on April 1st after then the fooler becomes the fool!

Comment by: John on 2nd April 2011 at 22:27

Steve...you've bitten, shame on you.

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