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.