Willie Wagtail Chicks

FEED ME!!!!

FEED ME!!!!

The Willie Wagtails have chicks again.  After their success a couple of months ago, the Willie Wagtails decided they could fit in another brood this season and we now have another pair of chicks flitting round the garden.

Sitting

Sitting

There was a lot of this.

Feeding

Feeding

Then this.

Constant Feeding

Constant Feeding

 

Willie Wagtail Chicks

Willie Wagtail Chicks

And very soon, this.

Given their habit of sitting on the wall waiting for a feed, I’d have thought that by now they would have become lunch for either a cat, or ‘our’ lizard.  He lives between this wall and next door’s garage.  He often sits on the wall and a newly fledged chick would have made a tasty snack.  I think the chicks a past the danger period now as they are good flyers and quite quick off the mark.

Lizard

Lizard

After all that work I think the parents deserve a rest until next spring.

 

2 responses to “Willie Wagtail Chicks”

  1. We’re retired & live in far North Queensland. Ingham.
    We have a pair of Willie Wagtails that live in our garden. We’ve a lot of wild birds: mainly honey eaters and dives of various types, migrating white pigeons that come down from the north, pee wees, a pair of Drongos and (unfortunately) the dreaded Indian Mynah Birds that invade our small country town.
    Our pair of Willie Wagtails have (as far as we can see) three babies now with fluffy feathers, still in their tiny nest.
    I read on another bird site that these birds don’t exist in Northern Queensland. I can assure you, they certainly do exist up here and are quite common. There’s a line kookaburra that comes and goes from our place, but the main worrying problem we have is the presence of a pair of Drongos which are harassing the Willies!
    Have you any advice on what would help our two parents with their tiny babies?
    Thank You!

  2. Sue says:

    Great to hear that you have chicks too. I’m sorry but I can’t help with any ideas – I couldn’t stop the bigger birds harassing our little wagtails. The ravens were the biggest nuisance. I’ll have to google ‘drongo’. I haven’t seen one of those and I suspect we don’t get them in this area. Maybe look on Birdlife Australia and see if they have any advice on there. They have a section on Willie Wagtails. I hope your chicks make it to fledging.

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