American Pipit – a new bird for me

On Sep. 16, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR, I observed occasional small flocks of American Pipits working the gravel road in front of my vehicle as I drove the 4-mile loop of the refuge.  They definitely liked scouring the ground for seeds and insects as many other small birds do.  So that is about the only shot I had of them–on the ground.  This bird does have a small tidbit in its bill.  I’m glad I got to add this bird to my life list even though it’s a fairly common bird all over North America and beyond.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 8:16 a.m.

On Sep. 16, 2014, at the Ridgefield NWR, I observed occasional small flocks of American Pipits working the gravel road in front of my vehicle as I drove the 4-mile loop of the refuge.  They definitely liked scouring the ground for seeds and insects as many other small birds do.  So that is about the only shot I had of them–on the ground.  This bird does have a small tidbit in its bill.  I’m glad I got to add this bird to my life list even though it’s a fairly common bird all over North America and beyond.

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/1250, f4, ISO 1250, 500mm, 8:16 a.m.

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