05 November 2013

Australasian Pipit

this sweet (to me) bird noted in my reference book as Richard's Pipit; had a name change


it wasn't singing ... it was just so hot!  Fence sitting alongside a new field of ...I'm not sure what was growing.  Shame I hadn't observed that for the potential post, but when you see a new bird for the first time, everything else seems to fade into oblivion, agree?  

Travelling back 450 klms. to do a quick check isn't going to happen either, sorry 'bout that.  Note to self: take more notes!


It was the first time I'd seen an Australasian Pipit and felt I was so lucky that it stayed long enough for these photos.   Though I couldn't help but feel a little guilty while I was sitting in a vehicle, picking up the shots, and the bird was out in the hot sun.

Since they build their nest on the ground near to clump of grasses or other natural material, also stones, perhaps this bird was just decoying the nesting site?  Just a thought.

Location: Bingara, N.S.W.

28 comments:

Montanagirl said...

A pretty little fellow. Nice photos!

Our photos said...

What a lovely photos of the bird!
Greetings, RW & SK

Dianne said...

What a wonderful snap Carole ... that's the way it is when we get the chance to capture something special ... the other details just get lost in the moment.

Joop Zand said...

Nice photo's Carole.....i like them.

Greetings, Joop

Isidro Ortiz said...

Buenas capturas.Un abrazo

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Carole I have seen this little bird. It is very difficult to see it if it in in dry grass, nearly impossible. Your shots are great. Well done.

David Gascoigne said...

I saw this bird several times in the grasslands around Hall, NSW.

Christian Perrin said...

Great photos! The bird is really well posed and the out of focus background really helps it pop out!

When I was growing up, these birds were common on most suburban sports fields, but they've moved out of the cities it seems.

Jeanne said...

What a cute little bird, and he does look a bit hot Carole!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful bird and great shots, Carole!

Red Nomad OZ said...

The Pipits are SO cool!! And who cares what was in the field when you've blurred it so nicely the pipit is the focus - as it should be?!?!?!

Roy Norris said...

Its great when you see a bird for the first time Carole and even better if you can get a photo.

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - I tend to take as many digital notes as possible!!

I know I should write more things down - but half a dozen pictures often paint a much better picture.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Phil Slade said...

I've seen Richards Pipit Carole and never realised that it changed its name. Like Margaret says they are hard to get close to so your shots are brilliant. Now i have to go to Wiki and find out what happened to change the name. it must be those scientists again.

Ercotravels said...

Truly, Splendid clicks!

TexWisGirl said...

he is very cute! congrats!

DeniseinVA said...

It is a little beauty and yes I agree, when you see something for the first time, I forget everything else to get that photo, just in case the fly off and I miss a shot altogether. Yours are great :)

Wally Jones said...

WOO-HOO! A new life bird!

Congratulations, Carole!

Now, if we only knew what was growing in that field -- LOL!

What a great opportunity and your images are wonderful.

Nice job!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I really like that last photo. "Geez it's hot!"

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Pipit, sitting on a fence and posing.

Irma said...

Lovely series Carole, I love this.
Very well photographed, compliment.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

So glad he posed for you. Great photos.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

nice bird photos....lovely!!!thanks for your comments on my blog.

diane b said...

It must be exciting to see a new bird if you are a birder, tweeter, twicher or whatever you call yourselves. great captures of your new addition to your collection.

Jan Castle said...

What a little cutie....glad you got such good shots!

Brian King said...

Love the barb wire perch! Wonderful shots!

Liz said...

What a sweet little bird! I've never seen an Australasian Pipit before. Well done on the lifer. I must say, I am the same with lifers... I get totally lost in capturing my images that nothing else matters!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Seems happy and contented perched on the barbed wire fence.