Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Small bird with long tail feathers perched on a wire

Cycling along the canal this evening after work, I spotted a bird perched up on a wire which made me stop and get off my bike.
Small in size, similar to a Swallow, with long tail feathers, similar to a Swallow, perched on a wire, similar to a Swallow - was I looking at my first Swallow of the year?
No.
It was a Pied Wagtail.
Perched on the wire, just like a Swallow.