Wise Birding Holidays

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Pipits and Wagtails

Good to finally see some migrants arriving on the patch over the last couple of days! Willow Warblers, Swallows and Sand Martins were the most commonly recorded, as well as 2 White Wagtails on the cricket pitch yesterday.

At least 2 Water Pipits coming into summer plumage in wet fields north of White Bridge today, but generally very difficult to see!
A small group of Rock Pipits on the cricket pitch yesterday with a  distinctive bird showing some possible littoralis features (Scandinavian Rock Pipit), but also well within the variation of petrosus.

Water Pipit, North of White Bridge

Water Pipit, North of White Bridge

Rock Pipits - A distinctive bird with bold supercilium and fairly prominent wing bars, showing some subtle littoralis features

Rock Pipit, Budleigh Cricket Pitch

Rock Pipit, Budleigh Cricket Pitch

A group of resting Swallows and a Sand Martin fresh in from Africa!

White Wagtail, Budleigh Cricket Pitch

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