American Pipit

September 29, 2014 in Nearby Landbirds

American Pipits are birds of open treeless environments, breeding only on alpine or arctic tundra.  In fall migration, flocks of American Pipits inhabit open areas, especially short grasslands, barren fields, park lawns, and lowland shorelines.  This Pipit was observed in a noisy flock on the low riverbed of the Merrimack River just east of Rt. 495.