Pied Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Common name: Pied Wagtail
Scientific name: Motacilla alba
Accession number: 130
Materials: Watercolour on paper
When painted: 1831-1841
"It is a pleasant sight to see a small group of these birds walking and running with light and graceful steps along the newly turned furrows, on a cold dry morning in spring, when the east wind nips at your fingers, and calls the blood to your cheeks."