Hi, could you help ID the Pipit on the right. The bird to the left is a male Lapland Bunting, which is a mega rarity for my country. Photo taken today in the Pontic steppes along the North Black Sea coast of Bulgaria.
I agree but for the time of year, would you like to call it on just a partial body shot!?The bird to the right of the bunting appears to show streaking on the rump, so possibly Red-throated Pipit.
I did say 'possibly'... It would be good to see clearer photos.I agree but for the time of year, would you like to call it on just a partial body shot!?
I’m not sure how much rump we can see - Meadow Pipit can have streakiesh utcs
It is thought that the ‘Pipit’ part of the Meadow Pipit’s name comes from its ‘pipit’ like clipped call (when it isn’t saying ‘ see-see-see ’…). The ‘Meadow’ part comes from its love of open country and grassy habitats. Some older birdwatchers still use the traditional old name of ‘Tit-lark’ for thbauer-xcel-umui.squarespace.com
(RTP was my initial thought tbh but are there any records for wintering RTP in Bulgaria?)
Can we place a sticky somewhere about this?I can’t help with the ID. Just a reminder that per forum rules you need the location in the thread title. This helps to ensure that forum member who know the birds in that area will take notice and hopefully help out. Thanks
I must have missed that, I can’t see where that was said in any of your posts 🤔Andrew, I am sorry As I said before, the bird to the right of the Lapland Bunting is a Meadow Pipit