Sunday, September 28, 2008

American Pipit

A bird that passes through our birding area in the Fall is the American Pipit. Formally known as the Water Pipit, it loves to forage at the edges of lakes and sloughs. At this time of year there may be some pretty big flocks of this Thrush-like species coming through, occasionally alongside Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs.
Here are some recent images of some found near Clavet :




16 comments:

kjpweb said...

Fantastic - especially with these reflections! Top notch, Nick!
Cheers, Klaus

Nick S said...

Thanking you Klaus :-) wow that was a quick reply !

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are some great shots. I especially like the reflections,they add an interesting element.

Shellmo said...

Love your new header Nick!!

And gorgeous shots today!

Nick S said...

Thanks for looking and for the kind words :-)

Kiggavik said...

Love American Pipets. They, of course, nest right near the House and are most conspicuous just before they depart for the south. I saw many this year on several hikes out to the Peregrine's nest.

I'd like to think that one or two of these were sitting on our deck not that long ago.

Nick S said...

Anyone else and I'd say " what? " but seeing as you live in the high Arctic Clare, I bet they were indeed on your deck ! :-)

The Birdlady said...

Great perspective - from on your belly in the mud, no doubt.

Nick S said...

Thanks Helen. I wasn't wearing waterproof pants that day, and although my running shoes ended up a nice smelly green, I still managed to squat down as low as I could for those shots without ending up face down in the mud :-)

John Theberge said...

Love that first shot with the reflection, just perfect.

T and S said...

Lovely series of images, the American Pipit looks so similar to the Indian ones, however their behaviour is so different from their Indian cousins. The Indian pipits are more a dry-land bird normally found in open dry grasslands, shrub forests etc.

NCmountainwoman said...

Sweet pictures of a sweet little bird. And in the mud, yet.

Nick S said...

Thanks everyone :-)

Bird Girl said...

Your pictures never cease to amaze me...this lovely pipit with reflection - wow! That bird has such a sweet face...

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Cracking shots Nick, crystal clear and pin sharp, nice set of pics.

2sweetnsaxy said...

More really excellent shots. I love the clear reflections in the water.