I have seen wagtails do a hovery sort of thing when they are catching flying insects. The pied ones often follow cattle to get the insects flushed up by the hooves and that is when I have seen them jump and flutter.
If God had meant us to breathe underwater, he would have given us larger bank balances.
Human beings were invented by water as a means of moving itself from one place to another.
Wagtail is about the right size and shape but this bird was more brown in colour. I'll keep a close eye out for it again - and my camera handy.
Goldfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches
Blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, coal tits
Thrushes, blackbirds, robins, wrens, starlings
Sparrows, dunnocks, tree creepers
Collared doves ....and woodpigeons which our dog absolutely hates and chases them off whenever she sees them!
We've had a selection of feeders in the garden for years. This year is the first time we've had Goldfinches. We've also put a cheapo plastic feeder on the window in the conservatory. After a few days of caution, the regular birds have taken to it well, probably because it's all sunflower hearts. The blackbirds are particularly entertaining now they've got over their fear of seeing us just on the other side of the glass.
"...are we human, or are we diver?"
Our resident blacbird is so tame that it has landed on my shoe!
Covid figures are good for us, only 13 active cases this morning and no new positives for 5 days. This means that the pubs can open on Monday.
(Diving will be permitted too.)
There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
Hippolyte Taine – French critic and historian (1828-93)