The warmth of hearth and home

Tucked up in a carefully constructed nest lined with soft, warm fluff a pair of wagtails are in the process of hatching two eggs.

_DSC4662 DSCF5764

Click here to find out more on this week’s photo challenge  “Warmth”.

7 thoughts on “The warmth of hearth and home

  1. Those eggs are the most extraordinary colour! I had to look up “wagtail”, too, to see what the bird looks like but there are many varieties. Do you know what kind?

    1. Ours is the Cape wagtail, a handsome variety with a confident jauntiness. I rather like that ours have adapted to urban ways, quite at home in backyards and gardens. I was surprised to read that the genus originated in east Siberia / Mongolia. I’m waiting expectantly for the eggs to hatch and a follow up post on the ‘urban chicks’….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.