28th July 2015

Meadow Pipits – Now I’m back to the land of the internet, here’s a young Meadow Pipit we saw in the stunning hay meadows around Monyash, in the White Peak in Derbyshire. Meadow Pipits are the most common bird of upland moors and hills, but can also be seen on playing fields, parkland and agricultural areas of lowland Britain, especially in winter. Like the Skylark, they are birds which launch

Young Meadow Pipit on the Knapweed in Peak District hay meadows.

Meadow Pipit on the Knapweed in Peak District hay meadows, showing its white tail edges and streaky chest

Meadow Pipit on the seed heads of Knapweed

Meadow Pipit on the seed heads of Knapweed

Young Meadow Pipit calling on a limestone rock in the White Peak

Young Meadow Pipit calling on a limestone rock in the White Peak

themselves into the air and parachute down on upturned wings. They are smaller than Skylarks, about the size of Sparrows, and have no crest. Their call gives them their name- repeated pip-pip or zip-zip and they don’t sing as continuously as Skylarks.The BTO have a good video that helps tell the difference. Conditions: A cloudy day with occasional light showers, following the last few days of heavy showers and bright spells. Temperature: Max 15 – Min 11c

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