March 6, 2013

Rock Pipit type

These photos are of a Rock Pipit taken at Clahane ,County Clare.
Pipit showing a strong supercillium,paler ,more whitish on throat,breast streaking paler.They certainly seem different to the Rock Pipits(petrosus) that reside and winter here.
They may be `moulting`Petrosus or could be Littoralis type that are passing through the west coast due to a few weeks steady easterly airflow .
Ill keep an eye on the Pipits over the next few weeks.......

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