Moorland Bird

Moorland Bird

Observation - Moorland Bird - UK and Ireland. Description: Spotted walking through the heather, this seemed larger and more erect than a Meadow Pipit which made me wonder if it might be anything else. The shape of the bill would seem to rule out the various waders that breed here, and nothing else seems to fit un

Spotted walking through the heather, this seemed larger and more erect than a Meadow Pipit which made me wonder if it might be anything else. The shape of the bill would seem to rule out the various waders that breed here, and nothing else seems to fit unless this is juvenile plumage. For once I'm not going to hazard an id. Hopefully a more expert birder can steer me in the right direction.