Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wagtail attack


Reader Brian Stone took this video of a Grey Wagtail, viciously attacking his car – see Brian's blog. The shameless vandalism took place today (29.11.07) at Newborough Fen, near Peterborough. The bird clearly had a problem with its own reflection.
Have you ever seen anything like this? Please let us know.

2 comments:

Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

Here is my story about a Grey Wagtail who spent four months attacking my car.

http://peregrinesbirdblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/very-messy-grey-wagtail-few-bird.html

BW said...

I had a couple of Grey Wags last summer that kept coming to my car. The male was obsessed with the wing mirrors, although it seemed to be just curiosity, as he never actually attacked. The female took a more pragmatic line, and simply ran over the roof, windscreen and bonnet picking off dead insects.
Matt Merritt
BW