October 30, 2016

Little Brown Job

We were at the Blenheim sewage lagoons the other day looking for the cattle egrets, which we found.

We checked the sprinkler cells for other species and among others, we found American Pipits.
He was the ultimate LBJ in brown dirt.

Birders go to the nicest places.

Anthus rubescens 

The American Pipit was long known as the Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta ), a wide ranging species with seven subspecies occurring from the shores of Great Britain and Scandinavia, and the high mountains of Europe and central Asia, to North America. Recent taxonomic studies, however, have shown that the three North American subspecies, along with the most eastern Asiatic one, are best regarded as a distinct species.

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