Category Archives: Pipits

First Lapland Bunting

In U.K. this autumn by Martin Not like it’s really rare or anything, but I enjoyed it! Having been inspired (yet again) by a long conversation with Magnus R. at the Birdfair I gave myself a week to improve my sound recording (= do more).  Opened my nocturnal effort with Tree Pipit … Continue reading

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Tree Pipits of the Indian kind

Dreaming of… Coming back form an excellent Birdfair 2012, and looking forward. Autumn. Migration. All kinds of stories to be in, and I would like to be in some good stories this autumn! I am thinking Tree Pipits right now. They start moving in the Sheffield area in late August and I … Continue reading

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Olive-backed Pipit – North Yorkshire

2 days ago Remarkable! Met Mark Pearson at Flamborough y’day. Despite already scoring heavily at Filey this spring, he had one more up his sleeve. Cheeky! Sent these pics for comment though I hardly gave him ‘news’ I think. Read Northern Rustic’s Word here: Also he wrote: … Continue reading

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Pipits and Wagtails

on Linosa Still got some posts to do at this amazing place and the folk who go there. Here’s a collection of some of the  Pipits and Wagtails I saw on the island in early November and also why they were interesting… Walking with some of the guys towards the harbour. … Continue reading

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Helgoland: Day One Birding

An Island FULL of birds  Friday 21st October. Having arrived the previous evening as sun was setting to one of ‘birdings’ famed islands. Helgoland. Weather not ideal. Keep expectations low. I only had 2 days. What would I see? Well here’s the sunrise view from my B and B: Kringle … Continue reading

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Finale- Shetland Autumn 2011

Saturday, 8th October Still on Shetland, South Mainland to be precise. A little emerging tradition has been to finish guiding and join Roger Riddington and Paul Harvey the next day for a full day’s relaxed birding together. As Roger so helpfully reminded me, together we scored with Taiga Flycatcher (2 … Continue reading

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Olive-backed Pipit

Windiest day Tuesday 4th October proved to be the windiest days so far on Shetland. So birding was not easy. Much was done from the van or in the most sheltered places in the morning. Funny thing (and I need to remember it). Even … Continue reading

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