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 CHOG Photographic Archive

Rock Pipit (Scandivian)

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Rock Pipit of the race littoralis – ‘Scandinavian’ Rock Pipit. This bird was observed and photographed on Crouch Hill, Stanpit, March 13th 2022 by Adrian Simmons. We now know it was ringed as an adult male on April 2nd, 2019, on the island of Giske in Norway. Just under a year later, it was seen in the same area of Norway and then, in March last year, around Eastbourne, Sussex.

A close-up view of the ring Adrian Simmons

An individual in less progressed plumage – February 2007 Alan Hayden

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