book doesn't mention is the jizz. To me this bird had a
distinctly wagtail-like feel to it. Especially on landing after short
flights it bobbed its tail and really felt like a wagtail. The jizz was
one of the things that made me give this bird a closer look - it was
generally much more confiding than the local Rock Pipits usually are.
However, this changed whenever it fell in with the wrong crowd - a
couple of White Wagtails were feeding in the same field during the
following days and were typically skittish - the Buff-bellied then also
became very flighty and unapproachable.