BirdLife Malta’s Wings Over Valletta – A White Wagtail celebration
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BirdLife Malta is organising – Wings Over Valletta A White Wagtail Celebration – which is taking place from Sunday, the 18th, until Sunday, the 25th of November, in Great Siege Square, Valletta, between 10am and 6pm.
The NGO said that over 10,000 White Wagtails roost in the trees at Valletta’s Great Siege Square during late autumn and the winter months.
BirdLife Malta would like as many people as possible to experience the amazing sight of thousands of birds circling over the Ficus trees in Valletta.
With the support of Valletta 2018, BLM said that it is celebrating this with multiple events at the Great Siege Square.
There will be an Art Day on Sunday, the 18th between 10am and 4pm when BirdLife is inviting everyone to – “find your inner artist and discover these amazing birds through creativity.”
Bird roosting activities are on the programme for Saturday and Sundays, the 18th, 24th and 25th, between 4pm and 6pm. Visitors to the square will be able to survey the birds, notice their wagging tail or just listen to their beautiful call.
There is also a Social Media Photography Contest – Those who wish to enter, just have to visit Valletta and take photos of the White Wagtails and then post the photos on social media until the 25th of November, using the hashtag #WagtailsOverValletta.
BirdLife said that the winner of this contest will be chosen randomly by a draw. The more entries, the more chances to win the prize – An online BirdLife Malta membership for a year, A feature and mention on the BirdLife Malta Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts that have thousands of followers and its magazine ‘Bird’s Eye View.’
The NGO added that, an exclusive merchandise produced for this initiative A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Malta.
To participate in this competition entrants must read and agree to the terms of entry, BirdLife Malta said.
Photograph by Aaron Tanti