So I'm not the kind of birder who's afraid to ask for id help. In fact I'm more than happy to get someone else's confirmation (or frequently correction) of my id so I'm no stranger to the birdforum id sub-forum. One group of birds in particular is guaranteed to send me running to BF tail twixt legs. Pipits. They're just so brown and streaky. Anyway thanks to birdforum I can tell you that this is a meadow pipit (mipit).