Tree Pipits put on a great show in the Spring time. Singing loudly and proudly as they display at the tops of trees with some parachuting thrown in for good measure. These birds winter in Africa and Southern Asia, so they'll soon be off on their travels. Hopefully this one I found in the Goyt Valley will have had a successful breeding season.
Unfortunately, the day I saw this bird there was little sunlight, so the colours don't really do them justice.
Look as those long hind claws, although not as long as the Meadow Pipits.
A beautiful bird! And wonderful photos!ReplyDelete
All great photos but I love the one of him singing his little heart out in the third picture. I wonder why they have such long hind claws!ReplyDelete
Regards from Portugal.
Lovely shots - I especially like the one of him singing!ReplyDelete
Trees look like sculptures as wellReplyDelete
It is a beautiful bird, gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Would love to hear that singing bird!ReplyDelete
a sharp looking bird, nonetheless. :)ReplyDelete
A very pretty bird! Lovely shots despite the grey day.ReplyDelete
Great photos, I like pipits.ReplyDelete
Lovely shots of him perched on that gnarled branch.ReplyDelete
Beautiful- I don't know this bird. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Lovely bird, I've never seen one before. I like the photo of him singing especially. Thanks for sharing, Adam!ReplyDelete
Wonderful....one species I've never seen. Great photo compositions too Adam.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your link this weekend at the Bird D'Pot.
PS....thanks Adam for paying me a visit to my Camera Critters post and my 'fence birds'.ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Nice shots of the bird. He's quite handsome.ReplyDelete