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