Birds of Ireland

The Pied Wagtail


A4 (210 x 297mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A3 (297 x 420mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

Artist: Roger O’Reilly

The artist signs each poster.

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A Bit of History

The Pied Wagtail is known by many names; the Gypsy Bird, the Penny Wagtail and also the Polly Dishwasher because they frequented the streams and pumps where women once washed clothes. In the old skipping rhyme, the bird’s tail is compared to a goblin’s wand. In folklore, the wagtail could summon up rain by waving it’s tail in the air.

Pied Wagtails will nest in tree hollows or log piles but they prefer to nest in holes. They’ve been known to take over abandoned machinery and in one case the barrel of an obsolete battle cruiser.




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