The American Pipit is another bird that is migrating south at this time of the year. They are usually found in flocks, foraging on grass seeds much like the Larks and Longspurs. Their pale tan plumage makes them hard to see in the grass. You often hear their high-pitched, “tinkling bell” call before you see them. They have a habit of pumping their tails as they walk along the ground. I took this photo near Finland, Minnesota.