Thursday, March 26, 2015

Yellow Wagtails brighter every day they stay

Getting brighter by the day, Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis) stands out at Mungalla Station as presumed northern departure time draws closer.


Hard to be sure,  though, since this season has so far been remarkably dry. Who knows what migratory birds make of such phenomena? Certainly the Yellow Wagtails have never stuck  around Ingham during the Wet, in my experience. 


It would be exciting to find the Mungalla birds deciding to give Japan or further north  a miss this season and settling down to raise a local family. No harm in dreaming, I suppose.


Meantime, enjoy  their colourful presence while we can.

AND then there were none to be  found. Off, it seems, with the  latest full moon.


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