Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mipit ........

Sadly in decline this species is a bird of open county, moors and lowland heaths perhaps best  known for its song flight which starts on the ground and continues as the bird gains height before parachuting back down to the ground on half spread wings.

I was lucky to attend a ringing session at a local patch recently and have the opportunity to view many Meadow Pipits '' in the hand '', when viewed close up their plumage is quite striking when new following its annual moult which continues into September.

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