Can you tell me which pipit I saw at Rain­ham Marshes, please?

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QWhile vis­it­ing Rain­ham Marshes at the be­gin­ning of May, I took this photo of what I pre­sume is a pipit. Could you clar­ify which one please? Chris Far­rell, Chelms­ford

AIt’s a Meadow Pipit, the com­mon­est mem­ber of the fam­ily in the UK. Both Rock Pipit and Wa­ter Pipit show much greyer, darker tones on their up­per­parts, while Tree Pip­its have flank streaks that are usu­ally much finer than those on their breasts – on this bird, they ap­pear roughly the same, typ­i­cal of Meadow Pipit.

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