in my garden | Willy Wagtail

This delightful jaunty chap came down to my ‘bird bath’ just as I went indoors. So I captured these shots through the conservatory window, not wanting to frighten him away. He was so happy drinking and merrily splashing away and preening himself that he brought a smile to my face.

Can you see him?

(in my garden will be an irregular series of things discovered that don’t really fit into any other category.)

18 Comments Add yours

  1. beetleypete says:

    That was a lucky capture, Jude. He looks happy!
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      They always look happy – must be that facial pattern and the bobbing walk! He drank, he bathed, he preened and then he bathed again – definitely having fun.

  2. Sue says:

    Nicely observed, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I only wish he had landed before I went inside then I might have been able to get a little closer. I’d just been out to try and get some other photos so had the camera on me, but not with a zoom lens.

      1. Sue says:

        Woohoo…you mean you use prime lenses now, Jude! I remember lending you my 45mm, and you weren’t keen!😉

        1. Heyjude says:

          That was until I used it indoors! I can see why you love it.

        2. Sue says:

          It’s a sharp little number….

  3. Pit says:

    Happy little guy!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Happy indeed 🙂

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    They’re very entertaining busy little birds!

    1. Heyjude says:

      They certainly are with their peculiar jaunty walk and wagging tail, I was watching a pair on the roof the other day bobbing up and down for ages!

  5. Paula says:

    That would be the most welcome guest in my garden too, if I had one. Lovely, Jude.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’d love to get better bird photos as we seem to get quite a few here. Must get a bird feeder then maybe they will hang around longer 🙂

      1. Paula says:

        Sounds like a sound plan.

  6. Lynn says:

    Willy looks like he is totally enjoying himself, unaware that he is a star on your blog!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Perhaps word will get around and I shall have more visitors!

  7. He certainly is a very jaunty fellow, Jude. Nice shots through your window.

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