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Do I read despair in those tiny black eyes..?

This little fellow is a wagtail (Motacilla alba), just returned for the most important event in the Birdie Year - the breeding season!

But as you can see he is not very pleased with the situation in this snowy landscape! The wagtails spend the winter on the African continent, they are insect eaters solely and the tiny beak is not suitable for just any nourishment when in a tight spot...

If you look closely you can see that the bird is trying to blow the feathers to create insulation against the cold, but unfortunately his plumage isn't made for low temperatures.

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Hopefully this is the last capture for my Poor Spring Theme..? Whatever, I still have lots in the files hahaha...

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Additional Photos by Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9892 W: 315 N: 14432] (53746)
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