Sprague's Pipit

Anthus spragueii

ML283498641



eBird Checklist S76518625
Baton Rouge--Ben Hur Rd.
East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.3651, -91.1707 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Flight Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Playback
Unspecified

Media notes

Observation details

Conservative count for this local rarity (although it's likely annual at this location), these guys were squeaking up a storm as they indecisively bounded slowly above the fields. We regularly kicked birds up around the middle of the field complex, just N of the greenhouses. However, their solitary habits and long, circuitous flights made it very difficult to get an accurate count. At minimum, we had 5 birds in the air at once, which circled Dan and Garrett as Dan played song recordings. It would not be surprising if there were up to, say, 8 birds out here. They seemed to mostly hang out along the wide grassy field roads (particularly the verges?) and a few fields that were covered in some sort of short, green ground cover. They were very skittish today, as it was difficult to just plain see any of them on the ground. I felt lucky just to photograph one on the ground.One was pursued relentlessly by a Tree Swallow (see photo for documentation).

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