The Pipits are small birds and they can be hard to take photographs with as they run under small plants and short shrubs and they are quite fast as they move around. The good thing is, they stop for awhile to allow to get some shots and then they move on again; but the Rosy Pipit is another story. It is a little larger than the Rice Paddy Pipit and of course the beautiful rosy colour on its feathers, and this bird is a little bit bold and daring.
The Rosy Pipit even challenged the Bluethroat by claiming the perches we setup for them to come; but the Blue throat is more aggressive, it scared the Rosy Pipit several times, making it fly away and come back later after the Bluethroat enjoyed its free meal. We did not have to use meal-worms for the Rosy Pipit to come, it just volunteered to be a model for us, when hungry it came also for the free meal. I am so happy to have taken the photographs of this bird, until next year again, but if I will have time to go back to Pak Phli in January, I will take morning shots of it again.
Pak Phli, Nakorn Nayok, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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