For those who have read my blog for a while, you'll know that I love these little birds. Each year a pair of Pied Wagtails have nested at my workshop and raised successful broods. Their first job seems to be a thorough clean-up of old nests and possible nest sites, and then bring in fresh material. They are quite messy with this, and drop bits of hay, feathers, moss and dried grass, so I know just where they have been. They seem to know I am watching them though, and try to keep their chosen spot a secret and don't generally go to it until I look away, or carry on with what I am doing.
Last week a pair returned, flitting and chirping and home making, which made me very glad.
So often bird movement is highly localised, so I was wondering if you have any birds beginning their nesting, and if you have a favourite visitor?