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Taken on Ilkley Moor near the Cow and Calf rocks. With thanks to Jamie Green VoluntaryRanger for the ID..

Nikon D3100
Tamron 70-300 lens
F8 @ 1/250
ISO 200


wagtail, bird, bracken, ilkley moor, yorkshire, colin metcalf

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 3 years ago

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  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot doesn’t look like a pied wagtail fledgling or juvenile..the streaks on the flank put me in mind of a meadow pipit or skylark . It certainly looks to be a young bird..did you get it from any other angles?

  • Cheers mate. No this was the only shot I managed then it was away. There were a few wagtails about at the time so I erroneously assumed. Thanks for the info I’ll wait and see if anyone else has an idea.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    wow wow wow Colin, non sò che cosa è …ma so che è stupenda !!!!!! Guenda

  • Hi Guenda, Vorrei sapere di più su uccelli, mi sento molto ignorante.

    – Colin Metcalf

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyabout 3 years ago

    Cute As ! – such a gorgeous capture Colin – love it !

  • Many many thanks Gail, appreciated!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64about 3 years ago

    Very pretty birdie ,beautiful shot Colin . ..Jozef

  • Cheers Jozef thanks for the visit!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 3 years ago

    Here’s a young wagtail..I shall keep researching for you.

  • Thanks for that Jamie, It is totally different isn’t it. I’ll amend my title until I know for sure!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 3 years ago

    Here’s a young meadow pipit which is closer to your bird than a wagtail.Yours seems to have less streaking but that could be the reflected light.I would say in the absence of any other id’s coming in,it’s a meadow pipit.It looks a bit more bedraggled but maybe it had been bathing.

  • I think you are right, looking on another site I found another picture of a meadow pipit and it did resemble it. In the absence of any other offers I’ll go with that. Appreciate your help mate, I’m a real dumbo with birds!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 3 years ago

    Another excellent capture Colin.

  • Thanks again Richard!

    – Colin Metcalf

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    Marvelloud capture, Colin! What a lovely little bird!

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 3 years ago

    Oops! Marvellous! Keyboard gremlins again….

  • I have the same problem. I blame the organic keyboard attachment. Thanks for the great comment!

    – Colin Metcalf

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