October 29, 2016

Tawny Pipit - Loop Head

A beautiful morning at Loop Head lighthouse , I walked round the garden wall to find Tony Mee near the cliff edge looking into a scope , as I walked over to say Hello, his finger touched his lips and he pointed  >> 3 metres away a  very pale, large Pipit with long legs and tail  was standing on the grass .
For the next few hours we followed the bird, A very difficult bird to ID in the field, but we narrowed it down to be a Richardsons or Tawny Pipit.
The photos were  sent in, and Murf arrived and it was confirmed as a Tawny Pipit, a Clare 1st record

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