Pied Wagtails - Western Isles Bird Sightings
The Pied Wagtail is a small black and white - pied bird with a long tail. The pied wagtail can sometimes be mistaken as being a young Magpie - however this bird is much smaller than a Magpie.
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Pied Wagtails - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings - Hebrides
These birds are also known as the white wagtails. As the name 'wagtail' suggests the long tail is constantly wagging up and down, this is perhaps a signal to other wagtails or a warning to predators
The pied wagtail is a fairly common breeding species although scarce in winter with most birds moving south. The pied wagtails return around March. At this time of year the continental sub-species known (White Wagtails ) are also on their way to Iceland. White Wagtail are generally seen March to April and August to September. The white wagtails do occasionally breed or hybridise with Pied Wagtails.