Wikipedia describes them as “conservative in appearance” and “drab.”
Perhaps wanting to disprove Wikipedia, this pipit seemed to be quite comfortable, if I may say, posing for the camera.
There’s a local folk song that I learned as a child.
The song is about a pipit whose wing was injured by a stone thrown by a man. The little bird was hurt so badly that it couldn’t fly, and fell, but then like a human being said to the man:
”Oh cruel man, your heart has no pity. If I die, there’s a pipit bird who will cry.”
I’ll keep shooting our fine-feathered friends – with a camera.