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.