Lydford’s grey wagtail chicks take to the wing

Yesterday lunchtime I had a quick walk down into Lydford Gorge. I was lucky to find a noisy family of grey wagtails –  in the last couple of days the chicks have left the nest and are now flying around the river but are still being fed by their parents. Here are a few photos

Grey wag 3Grey wagtail fledgling (the name given to a chick which has now learnt to fly)

Grey wag 4Lots of light grey and a hint of yellow around the tail

Grey wag 2Every 5-10 minutes the adults would come and feed the birds who were constantly calling

Grey wag 1I saw two fledglings – one on each side of the river

 

LydLydford Gorge and the Lyd – its like going up the Amazon!

CauldronThe Cauldron was quite lively yesterday

FrondA male fern frond unfolds

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