Pied Wagtails are everywhere and fascinating to watch this week. They are always on the move so its difficult to get a good photograph. They seek out small insects in the grass and they like to perch up high on the roof in direct sunlight to keep warm. This particular one spent over 20 minutes preening. Feathers need particular attention as they provide insulation to keep the body warm so need to be constantly inspected and cleaned of dust and dirt. On our County Tours operated from the cottage we do try not only to spot the different birds and animals but also observe their fascinating behaviour.