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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Monday, 11 November 2013

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis

A small, brown, streaky bird, it is the commonest songbird in upland areas and its high, piping call is a familiar sound. In flight it shows white outer tail feathers and in the breeding season it has a fluttering 'parachute' display flight. In winter they are quite gregarious and gather in small flocks, often invisible among the vegetation, suddenly flying up with typical jerky flight.Meadow pipit numbers in the UK have been declining since the mid-1970s, resulting in this species being included on the amber list of conservation concern.(RSPB)














39 comments:

  1. stunning shots, so sharp.....you should be pleased with these. I would be.



    peter

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    1. I shot about 500 or so, nearly all them were good, wait until the rest of them, yes, I am proud Peter.

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  2. Przykro, że tych ślicznych ptaszków jest coraz mniej. Pozdrawiam.
    I'm sorry that these cute little birds are less and less. Yours.

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    1. Yes, I have that feeling as well Giga.

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  3. Stunning close ups Bob, the detail is quite amazing.

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    1. Thanks Andrew. By the way, I couldn't get into your blog.

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  5. We call this nice little bird "Wiesenpiper" in Germany. It's quite common in central and northern Europe, but I think most people don't know this little birdie...
    Perfect shots, Bob!

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  6. adorable little guy with plenty of head tilts. :)

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  7. Very beautiful. Looks like a cross between a sparrow and a robin!

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  8. Cracking set of images Bob, well captured...[;o)

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  9. A stunning little bird - who looks very like our sparrows. Who I love. Thank you.

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  10. beautiful photos of your meadow pipit Bob; hopefully there'll be a change for the good in those numbers

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  11. Very preety bird Bob!!!
    It looks like a sparrow!
    Wonderful shots!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Yes it does looks like a Sparrow Dimi, but it is a bit smaller.

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  12. This sweet little bird seems to be checking you out, too. Wonderful series.

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  13. Very nice bird and a great serie of imgaes ;-)

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  14. What delightful shots of this songbird!

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  15. I like this little bird. (On my blog you can see only my own photos, so the scanned ones too)

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  16. Excllent photographed Bob

    Greetings, Joop

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  17. Hi Bob. Great series of shots taken from all angles.

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  18. Magnifica serie con un fondo muy bonito y un posadero que le va muy bien.Un abrazo

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  19. Beautiful pictures as always, Bob.
    They are all perfectly photographed and very sharp.
    I've never seen the Meadow Pipit in real life.
    Greetings Irma

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  20. Small and beautiful. Great definition. clings well to the wire :))
    Have a good Tuesday, Bob.
    A hug.

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  21. Great shots. This is true adventures in your backyard. How inspiring.

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    1. I am lucky in a strange way Angelika, it is accessible to anyone to the Riven Severn.

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  22. Bob wat een heerlijke serie van de Graspieper wat ween mooi klein vogeltje.

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    1. The The Meadow Pipit was safer to be closer that usual, but, there was a Buzzard floating above,

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  23. What magnificent captures of this beautiful bird! I don't believe I've ever seen one of these.

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  24. Excelente y completa serie. Un abrazo,

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