|Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur)
|Date Taken: 2017-10-11|
|Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2017-10-14 4:46|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|White Wagtail visits us at this time of the year. After staying here till the end of winter, it migrates to colder climate regions. I shot this fist visitor of the season on my school ground.|
The white wagtail (Motacilla alba) is a small passerine bird in the wagtail family Motacillidae, which also includes the pipits and longclaws. This species breeds in much of Europe and Asia and parts of north Africa. It is resident in the mildest parts of its range, but otherwise migrates to Africa. It has a toehold in Alaska as a scarce breeder. In the British Isles the darker sub-species the pied wagtail (M. a. yarrellii) predominates.
The white wagtail is an insectivorous bird of open country, often near habitation and water. It prefers bare areas for feeding, where it can see and pursue its prey. In urban areas it has adapted to foraging on paved areas such as car parks. It nests in crevices in stone walls and similar natural and man-made structures.
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- [2017-10-14 13:58]
A beautiful visitor to see during the winter months. Sharply focused while showing excellent detail. Wonderful eye contact and composed in an attractive manner.
It is still quite warm here in Ohio. Today's temperature is up in the 70s with plenty of sunshine.
- [2017-10-15 1:27]
Hi Ram,very nice small wagtail,it's a pity that the DOF is on the grass,so the bird is blurred,no problem,nobody is perfect..ehhee...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
A lovely specie which is common here in Romania. He stays close to the rivers around my hometown.
- [2017-11-26 1:18]
Not easy to make a good photo of a black and white bird. But you managed it very well. Nice diagonal composition in beautiful natural colours.