There has been an increase in these pipits on and around the golf course last day or two and I have a couple of queries:
(a) Are they migrants or just moved down to the coast to escape the worst of the snow and winds recently?
(b) Looking in my RSPB book, colouring could suggest tree pipit but the fact that they are feeding in relatively close proximity to each other maybe suggests Meadow pipits??
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Clare:
I would say meadow pipit, due to the leg colour. Tree pipits tent to have darker/brown legs, these are pale/orange legs
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