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Pipit or? (1 Viewer)

AGDK

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Hello

I'm using my holiday for cleaning up in a lot of older pictures.. Here is 2 pictures from middle of October this year, taken along the Baltic coast here in Poland

They are taken early in the morning before sun light appeared, so colours might deviate, but I have tried to lighten both of them a bit..

My impression at the pier was a Skylark, but I see that it has black ends of the primaries, the edge between reddish and white isn't clear on the belly and the bill is sort of dark, which a Skylark doesn't have.. Or maybe it's just colour deviations, due to low light? Could look like some sort of Pipit, even it's missing the black lines on breast and along the body?

Can someone give an ID or at least a hint in which direction to look with these pictures?
 

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cafe birder

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To me the wings look broader than any pipit's. This, together with the thin white trailing edge to the secondaries makes it a skylark. Your first instinct was correct.
 

TringBirder

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I agree with Skylark too. White trailing edge is distinctive and the wing-tip extends too far down the tail when the wings are folded for any pipit as well.

Cheers

Roy
 

AGDK

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Thanks to both of you for your help.. It is very instructive and to great help to read the various answers on this page..
 

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