Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A round Rock Pipit

Lars Jonsson, one of the great bird artists in Europe, is sometimes criticised for making his smaller birds too plump, by those used to seeing them in our gentle climate. This Rock Pipit is demonstrating just how round it can look, when facing a cold wind coming from the Channel. There was little else on show when I popped down to the Bay, but I always look through the Rock Pipits hoping to find a Water Pipit or a Scandinavian Rock Pipit, both of which have occurred here.

As I drove out I noticed the Kestrel sitting on an aerial close to the road. Fortunately there were no cars coming either way and I turned the engine off and to a couple of pictures.