Free Willy

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laza's picture
Free Willy

New first for me wandering around the bush. A young willy wagtail caught in a Orb Spider web.

Fortunately the bird was able to break free after a minute or so and spent next few  minutes dolefully pecking the web off its wings

Reflex's picture

Interesting! I wouldn't have thought it would hold the weight of a Will Wagtail. 

Samford Valley Qld.

HelloBirdy's picture

Wow agree very interesting observation. Their web is very strong- I recently felt one, like guitar strings when you tug on them, but I wouldn't have though it would be sticky enough to keep hold of a wagtail!

Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

Devster's picture

Glad the Willy was ok. I wonder if the spider would have had a go at eating it hadn't not broken free.

laza's picture

Thanks guys, yes i was very surprised to the bird stuck. Initially i though it had been caught by fishing line.

At the time Dev i would have said no but after doing a google search of orb spiders and birds im not so sure :)

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