Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Is this a Tree Pipit?

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Thank you to Scotthaughie for questioning this Pipit posted yesterday. It was photographed well away from Tree Pipit haunts - in fact Tree pipits have just about vanished from our Mid- Kent forests. The back claw looks fairly long to me, but the fine streaking does suggest  a Tree Pipit. To complicate further theres been little parties of Meadow Pipits passing through this area all month. Happy to place it as a Tree pipit with a little support..


Clare Gillatt said...

a quick look suggests maybe Tree, see if any of these help

scotthaughie said...

Nice job with the 2nd photo ! Still Tree Pipit for me but always good to hear other views. Birds can turn up anywhere on migration.