Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday 132 - Willie Wagtail

Very short of time this week - so I'll just post these shots of a Willie Wagtail at, on and around its nest for this week.

Can't help but mention how you can see the green cast in the picture from all the light being reflected from the leaves around the nest.  It only became really apparent when I looked at the pictures back at home!




I'd love to be able to some form of 'time lapse' of this bird (and its mate presumably) building this nest.  Next year maybe!

Now it's over to you!  Click the blue button and off you go.

43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

cute little cup nest!

the link-up isn't active. will check back later.

Connie Smiley said...

Stewart, how delightful to see this bird on it's nest. A time lapse would be fun, too.

Hope to see the little blue button. Later.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Cute little wagtail!

EG CameraGirl said...

How neat to have taken a photo of the nest too!

I'll be back when the link is alive.

Jo said...

What a neat nest. Wagtails are common here but I've never seen its nest! I'll link my post to yours tomorrow, EA time. Have a great day. Greetings Jo

Margaret Adamson said...

I love these little birds and that is a great idea for a time lapse next year. Thanks for hosting.

Nora said...

Love the little tiny cup shaped nest it makes.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That nest is tailored so beautifully. I get lots of green reflections from our back lawn, the white egrets, ibises and storks green bellies! No blue button yet so I will be back to see later.

eileeninmd said...

I like the cute name and the pretty bird. that nest is cool! Great shots. Thanks for hosting..

I'll check back later for the link, it is closed now.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

She barely fits in that nest. :O(

Adam Jones said...

What a very neat nest.

mick said...

Great photos of the little Willie Wagtail and the nest. I had a pair build in the big tree next door but unfortunately it came to nothing.

Findlay Wilde said...

That nest looks perfect.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see Stewart...

Ela said...

I love these little birds !
Great shots !

DeniseinVA said...

What lovely photos Stewart. The construction of the nest reminds me of a hummingbird but I'm wondering how big these are because the hummers are so tiny. Beautiful bird and I did love the photo of the one sitting on its nest.

Mary Cromer said...

Darling bird and the images are great.

The link up is missing, will try again later~

Marie said...

Fabulous photos of the wagtail and nest! Wonderful! No linkup for some reason for the meme....

Brian King said...

Very handsome bird and that's a fantastic nest they build!

Susan said...

Gorgeous photos Stewart. Beautiful lighting. I love the excitement of watching nest building, and Willie Wagtails have such winning ways :D)

Andrea Priebe said...

Waht a cute name for a cute bird and a cute nest ... cute post, Stewart :) Glad you are settling in at your work, desk and all. As I am on the fly today because we are getting ready for some big changes in our life style (will have more on that later), this will be an uncharateristically short comment, but don't let that fool you. I will have plenty to say when (and if) I can find the time. Have a great week ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Revrunner said...

Beautifully shaped nest.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your birds, Stewart!! And what a beautifully shaped nest indeed!! Hope you have a great week!!

Derek said...

Your Willie Wagtail shots are superb. They rather put my Kenny Kingfisher shot to shame.

Thanks for a fun post and a superb blog hop.

Felicia said...

beautiful bird and such a cool nest.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice nest photo. Thanks for sharing.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful pictures, this bird really makes a wonderful bird nest.
Best regards, Irma

Mike said...

A new wagtail for me. Never seen him before! Great shots!

Mary Hone said...

What a neat nest. Cute bird with an interesting name.

Mama Zen said...

What a neat little nest!

Wally Jones said...

Terrific photographs, Stewart! Looks like that nest is very well engineered!

Thanks for continuing to host WBW in this New Year!

Hope all is well down under!

NatureFootstep said...

a lovely bird seen a lot on my trip. Even a nest :)

Small City Scenes said...

The nest is like a cup and barely holds the bird. Interesting.

Breathtaking said...

Lovely Wagtail captures Stewart!:)
I have never seen a wagtail's nest before.

A Quiet Corner said...

A nice strong nest says this Wagtail means business!!!...:)JP

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That nest is a phenomonen of nature. Wow.

CountryMouse said...

What a neat nest. I recall seeing baby willies hatch an grow in a very well placed nest next to our veranda.

Lee said...

Talented little bird! I couldn't build a nest like that!!

bailey-road.com said...

Such a cute little bird and what a neat little nest.

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a beautiful nest and bird!!

Hannah said...

What an elegant nest! It's so nice to see that the sun is warm and shining somewhere, and the cute little birds are sitting on their nest. The green glow is nice too.

Bethany Carson said...

A very nice-looking bird and neat nest!

Pieni Lintu said...

So cute nest!!! :D