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  • n. Plural form of pipit.


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  • Chased by rooks, and scattering meadow pipits and linnets in its wake, it bounded along on V-shaped wings, as if attached to the sky with loose elastic.

    Birdwatch: Pallid harrier

  • But I had begun to notice that I wasn't seeing many smaller birds, and that skylarks and meadow pipits – usually easy to see – were simply nowhere to be found.

    Birdwatch: Black redstart

  • Cows lift their heads from grazing and watch unblinking as we pass – the only sounds are the squelching of our footsteps and the thin tseep-tseep of meadow pipits from the fenceline.

    Country diary: Eriskay

  • Finches and meadow pipits flew up and away as the king and his mounted retinue of grooms, servants, and musicians thundered across the field of tall grasses toward Wulfhall.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • Most were meadow pipits, along with a few pied wagtails.

    Birdwatch: Water pipit

  • Sadly, in autumn and winter they are far less striking, though they are still quite different from rock and meadow pipits, if you can get a clear view.

    Birdwatch: Water pipit

  • The Cheddar bird showed all the right field marks: noticeably larger and greyer than the meadow pipits, with a pale eyestripe and two prominent wingbars.

    Birdwatch: Water pipit

  • When I began birding, "water pipits" didn't even exist.

    Birdwatch: Water pipit

  • Among the brightly coloured species most affected were orioles, blackbirds and blue tits, while drab species like tree pipits, coal tits and chaffinches were much less affected.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I looked up and saw a party of meadow pipits arriving onto the island from the north, from where I came across the sea.

    A Year on the Wing


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