Water Pipit ?

Can anyone confirm this is a Water Pipit please.

  • I'm thinking Rock Pipit, where & when was it seen? However I have a poor reputation for ID'ing birds from photos! LOL

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Hi Noisette, i saw it at RSPB Blacktoft Sands.

    There have been a few around the Lagoons for a few weeks now.I saw this from First Hide and there was a report this morning of one seen in front of reception next to First Hide so hoping this is it as it will be a lifer 

  • I'm no expert on pipits but I would have been inclined to go for Meadow Pipit with the clean uniform streaks down the flanks. I think Water Pipits have a more prominent supercilium

    Take a look at Hazy's photos of a Water Pipit at Leighton Moss HERE for comparison. You will have to scroll down the thread to find them,

    I rather hope I'm wrong

    PS You could post the photo on the Blacktoft Sands group to see what they think.



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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks Noisette and Teejay for having a look, i was unsure and was hoping