Waggle of Willie Wagtails

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Subject: Waggle of Willie Wagtails
From: John Layton <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:41:07 +0000

I don’t know if there’s a collective noun for Willie Wagtails but thought “waggle” might do.

At 9 o’clock this smoky morning on a remarkably large suburban block in Macgregor, I saw 12 Willie Wagtails hunting on a 60 square metre area of short-mown dry grass. Each bird kept about one metre from its neighbours while hopping about and making low vertical forays.


John Layton


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