... with their 'littlebitofbreadbutnooooocheese' call, but they're not the only yellow birds around. Andrew Graham tells how, 'Out on a cycle ride one morning I saw a yellow wagtail in the pasture on the east side of the road opposite Summerleaze Oaks.
'I must say I have never seen one before away from obvious passage locations and times and certainly not around here but I know they are a bit elusive and are decreasing in number.'
Peter Shallcross commented, 'Interesting siting particularly as yellow wagtails should be breeding now.
'The only time I have seen yellow wagtails was three or four years ago when I captured a photo of one on a trail cam by the dew pond in Chantry. Then the following year there was at least a pair in the same place over a period of a month. They may have attempted to breed there but I never saw any young.
'I think in the north of Wiltshire there are an increasing number of pairs so maybe they originate from that population.'
The new page banner pic is of course Abby Eaton's of the Hobby - seems appropriate for what's supposed to be fast news!
If it's not me, Elizabeth Forbes, website editor (keen but ignorant), I'll say so.