White wagtail

The White wagtail (Motacilla alba) has its name from the constant wagging of its tail. It’s a migrating bird that, like rich retired people, fly to the Mediterranean during winter. Usually come back in April. According to my father, who was a farmer, it should arrive April 4th. If not, the harvest would be late and poor. Likes open country near water. National bird of Latvia. Ha de Gött!


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  1. We get wagtails here in the UK Ulle. They’re called Hoche queue in France, which means the same thing.

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  2. love the comparison with rich, retired people 🙂 we have magpies here in Oz: they have a beautiful song; they sing in the morning 🙂

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