American Pipit

Anthus rubescens

ML98251811



eBird Checklist S45301886
Sevenmile Creek--Prickly Pear Land Trust (restricted access)
Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.6399, -112.0994 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Flight Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Observation details

All sightings of flyovers, singly or in small groups. Detected some later in the survey for the first time this spring. All sightings noted here. At 0643 I heard electric "sip-it" calls and saw 1 pipit flying directly over the E end of reach 4 at medium height (ca 10x shrub height), heading N. I heard another "sip-it" call from farther W simultaneously but did not locate that bird(s). At ca 0713 I heard and saw a single AMPI over reach 4 while ca 200 m N of the start point, but surprisingly, this bird was flying ca WNW instead of N. I watched it continue that way over the field at moderate height, then it veered N and then NE so that I lost sight of it distant N of me near the Scratchgravels. Another flew over at about 0717, heading N. At 0822, 3 more pipits flew N together over the red culverts area, calling. These ones were a bit lower, ca 5x shrub height. At ca 1105, 3 flew over the turnaround to ca NW or WNW at moderate height, continuing into at least the moderate distance. I heard calls that sounded like either HOLA or AMPI, but was not able to distinguish the species over the stream noise. Saw relatively broad white outer tail feathers; somewhat bobbing flight; rather pointy wings; and yellow-buffy wash underneath, pointing to AMPI rather than HOLA.

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