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The Unconscious Genius of the Meadow Pipit's Flight - as Seen By a Cyclist


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, birds )

Cher
- 925 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Without warning, two meadow pipits are alongside me, one to my left, off my front wheel, the other to my right, just behind my pedalling feet so that for a moment the three of us form a diagonal across the road. The right-hand pipit soon veers off



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Comments

Nyack Clancy (451)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 8:55 am
Interesting experience! Noted- thanks
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:01 am
A story very well written, seems to be there to ride accompanied by pipits
thx u Cher
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:07 am
What fun...imagine it?
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:11 am
noted...sounds like fun..ty Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:44 am
noted, thank you Cher
 

michelle t. (41)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 3:07 pm
Thanks
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 4:11 pm
Thanks Cher.
 

Bianca D. (86)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 6:09 pm
Great piece! Thanks Cher. Brought back some amazing memories of The Peak District and Sheffield.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 6:40 pm
Nice to see why the lack of isolation between a wheelman and his surroundings still counts for a lot.
 

James W. (268)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 7:46 pm
Awesome thanks Cher
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 8:44 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Aurea Walker (216)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:22 pm
Mother nature provides so much pleasure if we take the time to be in the moment to appreciate it. Thank you for providing such a joyful moment.
 

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 2:45 am
Lovely, ....thanks !!
 

Shirley H. (49)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 7:24 am
I Love all kinds of birds - thanks for the info on one species of birds I have not heard of .
Shirley H.
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 7:46 am
Our wonderful birds!
 

Ruth S. (298)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:38 am
I love to see one of these birds!
 

Azaima A. (224)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 9:02 am
wish I could have seen it
 

Angela N. (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 2:50 pm
thx
 

Sandi C. (238)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:09 am
thanks
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:40 am
Yes these birds are the target of the cuckoo but the latter is a bird struggling for survival. It isn't really a dire problem to the pipits as there are many of them. Yes you can feel sorry for the pipit but really it is no different to the raptors capturing pigeons and doves for food, is it?
 

Dianne D. (462)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 5:49 pm
I love it when things like this happen when you least expect it.
 
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