Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The pipits are back and they are scrappin'!

this amazing image courtesy of John Carlson

John Carlson, a Montana Bureau of Land Management biologist who appears in Grass, Sky, Song, has one of the best bird blogs on the northern plains. Take a look at this post about Sprague's pipits fighting aerial battles. I would bet these are the first decent images of this species fighting in the air. Male pipits spend a lot of time high above the prairie at this time of year and John estimates that these two were fighting at a height of 100 feet. Here is another shot that appears in John's blog, Prairie Ice:

John Carlson

1 comment:

  1. I echo your sentiments about John's Blog. It is a great one and a daily stop for me.


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