|male Yellow Wagtail|
Back at home, the fledgling robins were soaking up the sun too, and growing up rapidly. Great to see them doing well.
Today, Monday, I was able to spend bit more time watching the wagtails first thing, and a friendly a Pied Wagtail decided to sit on the road right next to me.
The Yellow Wagtails have taken suprisingly well to modern agriculture, nesting in monocultures of wheat, potatoes and beans, and feeding in pastures intensively managed for lamb and beef production. Though they are declining they do seem to be able to adapt to modern farming, unlike most other birds of this habitat. Let's hope they continue to persist in our area and brighten up our spring birding.