Sunday, August 25, 2013

Thank You, Pipit!

Pipit, Birdcouple's main birding transportation, is so named because after we first bought her, we saw American Pipits on our first two birding trips with her. She passed a big milestone earlier this month - 100k miles in less than 4 years.

Pipit is a 2010 Ford Escape hybrid, gets 35+ miles to the gallon, and is the perfect birding and adventure car. When we are creeping along a country road, looking or listening at birds, her gas engine kicks off and the electric battery kicks in - she goes quiet, and the birds hardly know we are there.

She's a beaut:

She has taken us on hiking and related adventures from Maine to far southwest Virginia, ferried Mitch and Adam to and from colleges, and has gotten us safely to find birds in every county in Maryland, and beyond. All without complaint or major problem.

Here's a snap from one of Warren's recent outings, a Swallow-Tailed Kite, his 355th species seen in Maryland. Thanks, Pipit!