Pied Wagtail: Polly Dishwasher | Nature Notes from Dorset

The pied wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii) is a real trial to photograph as it just does not keep still! It is always running around, here and there, chasing this, chasing that! It is, in fact, the smallest bird that actually walks; other small birds tend to hop. You quite often see them running on tarmac or concrete (ie hard surfaces) rather than grass, I guess it is an easier surface to walk on!
The other interesting thing about this bird is that it is almost indistinguishable from the white wagtail.

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