Water Pipit at Wembury

Despite the constant disturbance along the beach by dog walkers I eventually found a water pipit feeding on the seaweed masses east of the sewage pipe with rock pipits and meadow pipits ( I saw it briefly on the 13th January too). Mobile and flighty and active but I did manage to get a few record shots.

Also feeding along the beach were 3+chiffchaffs, 2 grey wagtails, a goldcrest, pied wagtails, chaffinch, dunnock and stonechats.

On the rocks a curlew and a pair of mallard with oystercatchers, a raven flew over from The Mewstone calling, gannets were distantly offshore and at least 2 song thrushes were busily singing

Water Pipit - zoomed and cropped Water Pipit
Water Pipit - zoomed and cropped                                    Water Pipit

Posted February 2nd, 2018 at 3:01 pm by Stuart Green in Bird News