Pipit

We can see Tenerife in the distance. The peak, Teide, is 3718 meters high. No wonder it’s visible above the clouds.

Mirador del Balcón - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Peeping nearby is a Berthelot’s Pipit. It’s against a deep ravine in beautiful blue shadow.

Bertholet's Pipit - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It takes a while to work myself close to it without diverting it from feeding.

Bertholet's Pipit - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

There’s a different subspecies of Berthelot’s Pipit in Madeira, but this is the Canary Islands subspecies, Anthus berthelotii berthelotii.

Bertholet's Pipit - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s a very smart bird indeed.

Bertholet's Pipit - Gran Canaria - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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