Monday, 27 April 2015

Meadow Pipit

The Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) is a Summer visitor to Iceland, Scandinavia and NE Europe. It can be found all year around in UK and mainland NW Europe. It also migrates to Southern Europe in Winter. 
In keeping with its name it is a ground nester and produces two broods May to July.

I was able to shoot these images of this one in open grassland as it was moving from a fence to ground and back again. 










18 comments:

  1. Ilkley Moor is full of them, exploding out of the bracken with a flutey call, flying into the wind for a few seconds, then settling back down

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    1. Thanks Simon, not been there or sang it.{:))

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  2. Lovely set Roy, Shot .#7 is the one for me!...[;o)

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  3. Great shots of another sweet little bird Roy.

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  4. Lovely pictures, Roy. I'm not sure if I've seen one of these.

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    1. Thanks Alison, its most likely to be the one that you would have seen before on your walks.

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  5. Is it normal for it to have such long nails on the back toe? I love the dark 'running stitch' markings that you have captured so well, thanks!

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    1. Yes Sweff, thats the easy way of actually identifying the 'Meadow' as opposed to any other form of Pipit.
      Thanks.

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  6. Nice photos Roy. I took a photo of a bird similar to this at the weekend on the walk down from Great Hill near Chorley. I'll have to download it from my camera and see if it's a Meadow Pipit.

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  7. Lovely pictures of your Meadow Pipit, seem to have very long claws :-)

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    1. Thanks Lyn, yes thats a typical Meadow Pipit.

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  8. It has lovely markings....a very pretty bird!

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