Thursday, 26 January 2017

Meadow Pipit

The Meadow Pipit is a bird of the open fields and often found in small groups out in the middle of grassland. Finding them is not always easy. You can look at a patch of distant grassland and see nothing, look through your binoculars and there crouched low and feeding in the grass are a group of them. Generally they are not that easy to approach and a long lens is needed to get a reasonable image. Sometimes you can get a little closer, but any sudden movement and off they go.

With the extra long hind claw that looks out of place,  even I can easily identify this species.
This one I photographed during my walk this week and was found at the edge of a large meadow.






20 comments:

  1. Very sharp shots of the Meadow Pipit Roy

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  2. The birds up on Ilkley Moor are very visible, flying in and out of the bracken...one came and sat 5 feet away from our open car door. Probably used to people up there! They aren't so tame round here.

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  3. Super set of images Roy, those hind claws do look rather dangerous though!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes you don't want to be on the wrong end of those.

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  4. The archetypal LBJ, Meadow Pipits are nevertheless handsome little birds aren't they, especially when they are captured so beautifully as the photos above :-)

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    1. Yes I was glad to find this one David. Thanks.

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  5. Upeat kuvat! Kevättä odotellaan;-)

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  6. That's interesting about the hind claw - I didn't know that. It's really long! Great photos of it, well done! :-)

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  7. You had good weather to photograph these pipit :-)
    Wonderful series.

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    1. Thanks Helma. Yes that was a good day for a change.

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  8. Great shots, could probably hold on in the strongest gust with that long claw :)

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  9. Great shots..Meadow pipit are so beautiful.. :-)))

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  10. Never seen one of these. The claw is really unusual. You were lucky to get such great shots Roy.

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    1. Thanks Nora, probably not around your part of the World.

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