The Meadow Pipit is a bird of the open fields and often found in small groups out in the middle of grassland. Finding them is not always easy. You can look at a patch of distant grassland and see nothing, look through your binoculars and there crouched low and feeding in the grass are a group of them. Generally they are not that easy to approach and a long lens is needed to get a reasonable image. Sometimes you can get a little closer, but any sudden movement and off they go.
With the extra long hind claw that looks out of place, even I can easily identify this species.
This one I photographed during my walk this week and was found at the edge of a large meadow.