Grey Wagtail Capturing Insects

National Trust Riverlands
Grey Wagtail Capturing Insects by Dick Hawkes

Image details - Grey Wagtail Capturing Insects

Photographer: Dick Hawkes
Competition: Competition 16
Category: National Trust Riverlands
Location: Woodford Valley, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


Several times I came to stand, watching, fascinated by the skill of the grey wagtail catching insects in mid-flight at a hatchpool on the River Avon in Woodford Valley, Wiltshire. The recently cut weed was a haven for a variety of insects. It took several trips to capture this exact moment, showing insect in beak combined with swirling water in the background.


1st place - National Trust Riverlands