It's starting to get on my tits now. I'm seeing it most days, seemingly. When I thought it was just passing through and I could forget about it.
I've never had the bin's on it. But, despite eyeballing it from as little as ten foot, I just can't seem to get a satisfactory conclusion. I'm not intimately 'up on' White Wag's. And my eyes are terrible!
Thing is, I mentioned it to me Mentor, the other week. He reckons he's had a couple too. And he lives two hours south of me. I believe he might have said they're supposedly coastal, here.
Anyway, this bugger's taking the rise now. I looked out my window, today, to see it in my compound! I grabbed a full zoom shot. Through the glass. Barely had time to aim. But, it barely shows there's a bird there. Most of all, the head's virtually invisible. I'll not waste ye time by showing it
Then, this evening? I was on the track, 150 yards from here. Flew back over my shoulder towards the cattle crush I first found it in.
Collins. 1999. Page 251. " White / Pied Wagtail ". From what I can make out of it, with my naked eyes, it most favours the top left two; 1st Winter or Ad. Winter Alba.
What? Middle of May? In Eire? What's going on?
Are there any other plumages one might find on a female White at this time of year?
And; Yeah. I Have rushed home for the bin's. Little bugger's always vanished by the time I get back there though. It's doing my head in.