Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Portishead, pipits, purple peepless

Hopes of purple sandpipers were dashed, perhaps because the 'high' tide on Saturday was at risk of falling foul of the trade descriptions act, but there was a bonus in the form of a few rock pipits plus a chance to chat to the guys picking up a few codling. The sun wasn't quite right, leading to some slightly odd colour casts, but let's face it it's not like the plumage has too much colour to cast!

I say rock pipits, and common things being common no doubt they are. But having looked in my books I'm not sure I would be so able to tell from water pipits. Let alone Scandinavian rock pipits!

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