Return visit to Weston

To: "'Margaret Leggoe'" <>, <>
Subject: Return visit to Weston
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 15:57:37 +1000
I think you have already worked it out. Going only by photos, I am sure you have Australian Pipits and Eurasian Skylarks there. I wouldn't be confident of identifying each photo but 2514 is 2 Eurasian Skylarks. I think 2438 is one also. 2524 I don't know if it is possible to tell (as I can't hear it). The other photos are Australian Pipits. No Rufous Songlarks & no Singing Bushlarks. I'm not suggesting they weren't there yesterday, though the latter is very unlikely.
Note thicker beak & crest on Skylark, also different face pattern with black stripe on face of Pipit.
I'm impressed with getting good photos. I have always found it hard to get close to a Skylark. I can't imagine taking a photo of one.
-----Original Message-----From: Margaret Leggoe [ Sent: Sunday, 15 September 2013 2:33 PM      To:       Subject: [canberrabirds] Return visit to Weston

I returned to Weston this morning and sat in the middle of the activity in an attempt to photograph my mystery bird.  There appear to be two species of birds there, one of which is an Australian pipit.  However, there is another distinctly different little bird, Nos 2524, 2438 and 2514.  This one I would like a little help with identifying. (These numbers are the last 4 digits in the name beneath the image when you open it on FlickR.

The birds that were making all the noise really sounded exactly like the recording of the Eurasian Skylark I listened to yesterday.


Margaret Leggoe











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