Willie Wagtail is a bird who hunts for flies. He spends a large part of his time at or close to ground level. He can spot a fly at an amazing distance. I am always astonished by how far away the wagtails can spot their target at dusk when I can hardly see the birds.
Camilla has named our local resident Wilhelmina. Wilhelmina successfully raised two fledglngs last year from a nest in our Tamarillo tree. There were originally three hatchlings but one fell from the nest and died. This year Willie and Wilhelmina built a new nest during the last week in September and started sitting the first week of October. By 20th of October there were at least two baby birds hatched.
Willie feeding the babies
Wilhelmina on Guard Duty