Monday, January 4, 2010

Pipit-piptit-pipit

On January 1st after I shot some Bufflehead, Purple Sandpipers and the Lighthouse posted yesterday, I saw a little brown puff of feathers jump up in on the flotsam. I thought, hey that's a pipit!

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It jumped up on a rock...
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...and was kind enough to pose. This is an American Pipit shot at the Eastern Point Audubon preserve.
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9 comments:

Chris said...

Good job Steve! We got some buff-bellied pipit here last year, a rare bird but I did not manage to see it!

Jenny said...

Is this usual to find a pipit at this time of year in your area Steve? Poor sausage!

Arija said...

Steve, your pipit is a dear delight. Isn't it wonderful when we see the unexpected?

Steve Borichevsky said...

Right Arija, I usually see the best things when I don't specifically go out for them. It's when I do go out looking for the unusual, I get skunked.

This is really unusual because we are at the tippy top of the Atlantic Coast winter range.

Hi Chris, it happens to us all!

Kerri said...

Glad you were able to see this little beauty!!

The Early Birder said...

A very nice find Steve.

Kelly said...

Gosh, Steve! Wonderful photos of the pipit. I just saw my first on the CBC (Dec 19th). Didn't get quite as nice a view as you....just a large flock as it took off from the grass and flew further down the river!

Eve said...

This is a great bird to see Steve! I got some up north on a birding excursion a few years ago! Great photos and great luck!

Mojo said...

Good eye! I almost didn't even see him and I knew he was there!

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