Rock Pipit speaking with its mouth full

There’s a Rock Pipit on the cliffs on Westray:

Rock Pipit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s incredibly well camouflaged visually:

Rock Pipit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I say visually, because it just won’t be quiet and keeps drawing attention to itself with insistent ‘peep-peep’ing.

Rock Pipit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s loud and it’s insistent.

This one has caught a mouthful of invertebrates for its hungry chicks:

Rock Pipit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

They are still wriggling:

Rock Pipit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A full mouth doesn’t stop it from calling, though.

I’ll still be hearing it in my dreams tonight.

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