Sunday Selections #118

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.

Kath and Andrew often join in as well.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week I have only two photos.

I was up early and noticed a willy wagtail hopping about on my lawn and path.
I rarely see these little cuties, so I grabbed my camera and sneaked up to the door.
I didn't want to frighten him off, so these were taken through the screen.

He was hopping about so very quickly, I'm surprised I managed to get even one photo.

Two photos is a real bonus.
 he flew away after this, so I went and made my pancakes breakfast.


  1. Yay. Stunning little bird. I haven't seen any for a while, so this is a real treat. Thank you.

  2. Handsome vest on the little fellow.

  3. They are sweet little fellows, I like they way they move.
    I haven't seen one for a couple of years now.

  4. Hey River,

    That's really neat to see. I'm not familiar with that bird. And no, I promise, no innuendoes in regards to the bird's name...

    Gary :)

  5. I had to do a search on it, and found a short video. Very sweet sounding bird!

  6. I love those little 'Willies'. We lost ours in Perth back in the 1950s when they sprayed the whole metro area for Argentine ants. It is only in the past 5 years or so they have made their way back to the coast. We don't see grasshoppers in our area either since the spraying and I think a lot of insects the Willies eat went too. Now when one (or even a pair) come into our yard we watch with such enjoyment.
    I remember when the bread and ice was delivered by horse and cart watching the Willy Wagtails swooping down pulling hair out of the horse's manes or tails. They are just so cheeky and so loved by all.
    Thanks for sharing yours with us. : )

  7. Hello River ... I found your blog through my friend Merle's blog......
    Great catch .... not too many around now....
    Barb xx

  8. A good idea for a meme but I never seem to have time for memes as well as my journal posts. Birds are hard to capture especially these cuties.

  9. Bother! My first comments didn't make it through. Let's try again...

    Elephant's Child; there's not many around anymore, I hope to see him again.

    Joanne Noragon; so crisp and white.

    Delores; he is for sure.

    Merlesworld; I like how they hop all over so quickly.

    klahanie; you probably don't get these in England, but you have swifts and swallows and red breasted robins.

    Cindi; I haven't heard them singing yet.

    Mimsie; it's a shame how the food supply for birds gets killed off in that manner and takes so long to rejuvenate.

    Barbara Neubeck; welcome to drifting. I'll pop over and say hello shortly.

    diane b; I have plenty of time, but not such a good connection. When it behaves I schedule as many posts as I can.

  10. oh what lovely photos, and taken through a screen as well...very well done...pancakes for brekkie, you are really making me jealous.

  11. The Wicked Writer; it's handy having such a tiny porch sometimes, I can put the camera right up to the screen door and capture quite a bit. I love my pancakes.

  12. Oh, that makes my heartache. River, your Sunday Selections are becoming a 'sniffle fest' for me these days!

  13. Kath Lockett; how long before you are back in Australia? And when you are back, will you be sniffly over things remembered from Geneva?


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