Word came through on Sunday, of a rather scarce bird for this country, and even more so for my county. A Red-throated Pipit was discovered up on the moors of Manchester and Derbyshire (in fact right on the border of the two).
Ludworth Moor is somewhere I had never been too, but I have read lots about it and it's birdlife, and it was a birding friend of mine that discovered this bird on one of his many forays to the moors. Fortune favours the brave, and my word, for all his hard work, this one was well deserved for him. Thankfully, in this day and age, the joys of social media mean that news of these rarities can be spread pretty rapidly. I waited a whole 24 hours before taking the plunge and heading up to see it.
I had no concerns as to whether I'd find it or not. There between 50 and 100 other birders forming a very well behaved line to point it out to me. A stunning little bird that was mixing it with the Meadow Pipits and generally putting on a good show for everyone. I'm unlikely to see another one in this country, so here is homage to the Red-throated Pipit.
A pretty pipit, much prettier than the American Pipit I think.ReplyDelete
The Red-throated Pipit is a beautiful bird. It is wonderful to find the birds so easily, congrats on your sighting..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
An incredible mix of pattern and colour on this bird. An intriguing one.ReplyDelete
Your photos are really wonderful shots, i always like it so !ReplyDelete
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Greetings from Germany
Hello, Oh, little cute bird♫♫♫ I've never seen and you seem quite knowledgeable about them!ReplyDelete
And I wish I had the environment like you have:-) Thank you SO much for your help.
Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
The Finnish name of this bird refers to Lapland, and in fact in our country it breeds only up there. Beautiful photos!
Have a happy weekend.
A wonderful sighting. It's a very pretty bird.ReplyDelete
Fancy sighting the Red-throated Pipit, I have never heard of it, good find AdamReplyDelete
quite striking. congratulations!ReplyDelete
beautiful and congrats!!! good thing you have "connections"!!!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your sighting of the Red Throated Pipit and for sharing it with us! Happy critter day!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Adam Jones!ReplyDelete
P.S. Nice job of identifying the Long-tailed Shrike at Orchid's blog.
What a cracking bird - can't be too many records of that. Always good to see something new.ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
Wow...congratulations on this data/record, and the fantastic Photos!!!!! You're lucky. And we are very privileged to have you share such a beauty!!ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots of the bird. Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Beautiful little bird! Great sighting and photo.ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots! Glad you were successful with this rarity for your area!ReplyDelete
Beautiful series on the pipit. It is so colorful as opposed to our pipits in the USA.ReplyDelete
Beautiful birdie !!! Your shots are fantastic !!ReplyDelete
I love learning about birds I've never seen!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the rare sighting and thank you for sharing this beauty!ReplyDelete
He's a cute little fella!ReplyDelete
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What a beautiful bird!ReplyDelete
That's a very pretty bird. I love the colors.ReplyDelete
Oh Great that you found the handsome bird. I am so bad with binoculars that I can never find anything. LOL.. Thank you for linking in Adam... MichelleReplyDelete