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Skye (25)

Observed: 4th May 2011 By: 2seebugswithme2seebugswithme’s reputation in Birds2seebugswithme’s reputation in Birds
Skye (25)
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) interacts

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Turnstone's picture

Oops.. I think you're right

Oops.. I think you're right Chris. I've just spent the morning watching
Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings and I've got them on the brain. Lets
call it a senior moment :(

chrisbrooks's picture

I'm not sure either

I'm not sure either but I have done a big blow up and I think I can see the legs which are longer than a buntings.

ophrys's picture

Pipit

The median covert pattern is wrong for a Reed Bunting and the white in the tail rules out Corn. This is a Meadow Pipit, but the beak is appearing thicker, as it is slightly out of focus.

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pirayaguara's picture

Blowing it up it is clearly a

Blowing it up it is clearly a meadow pipit - the way the light is hitting the bill has caused the confusion

Turnstone's picture

I'm particularly embarrassed,

I'm particularly embarrassed, as I posted a Meadow Pipit sighting only
yesterday.

chrisbrooks's picture

Don't be

Don't be, I think the light made the bill appear stubby.