Olive-backed Pipit!

Just had an email from a Helena Davison who, alongside Adam Davison, saw an Olive-backed Pipit this afternoon near Bantham. Here's the email:

"Sunday 9th 2:15pm and re-visited the site at 3:45pm but could not relocate it.

From the Public footpath 100 yards NE of public phone box at East Buckland near Bantham. It was creeping under 3 large conifers, on a wood pile and in a small bare tree before flying in a private garden.

Bird showed typical distinctive tear drop in ear coverts, strong supercilium, olive brown weakly streaked upper parts, wing bars, pale legs and constantly pumping its tail when perched.  I've seen lots abroad and a few in the UK before.

No easy parking nearby"

Posted November 9th, 2014 at 9:00 pm by Steve Waite in Bird News