White Wagtail On The Footpath
I think I found the white wagtail today. I never had a lot of knowledge about birds, I just knew common birds, but I start to learn more about them since I take photos of the birds I find on my way when I go hiking. Today when I saw this small bird in front of me on the footpath, I thought it would be a young great spotted woodpecker, because they have a similar black and white head as well, but at home I researched more and now I think that the bird in my photo is a white wagtail. I have read they are most of the time somewhere on the ground, often near ponds, and that’s where I found this bird, and it’s rather unlikely that you will find a woodpecker on the ground.
Generally, the description from certain bird websites did fit, and the Google image search made me even more sure that it’s indeed a white wagtail. That’s one of the many reasons why I like photography, I can learn more about the nature around me. I am glad that I have set up a folder structure on my PC where I do archive my photos, I do for example have a bird folder and I created sub folders there with the bird names, and it seems it starts to become a collecting passion. I am still a bid sad that I couldn’t get closer to the white wagtail, but it’s at least the first time I took a photo of this bird. I believe I will miss this place when I am back at home at some point, even if the place is not far away from my hometown, but it’s still so much more practical to enjoy the place as long as I am still here in Reinfeld.