Willie Wagtail at Manly Dam
So much restless energy. A Willie Wagtail flits from spot to spot, flicking and fanning his tail for anyone who may be watching.
Willie Wagtails are members of the fantail family. Most of those I’ve seen wave their tails from side to side, rather than fanning them. But this one does occasionally show a bit of fan action.
Here’s a still photo, with a nice view of the bird’s white eyebrow:
Common name: Willie Wagtail
Scientific name: Rhipidura leucophrys
Approximate length: 20 cm
Date spotted: 13 June 2016
Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°46’36.5″S 151°15’16.1″E