walking along a ditch on an East Kent marsh, on April 5th, 1942, we came upon a Water-Pipit (Anthus s. spinoletta) and were able to get a view of the bird at about 10 yards range. We noticed the pale, almost unstreaked under-parts, and the greyish upper-parts, especially on the head. The white eye-stripe appeared particularly prominent, and we also saw the white on the outer tail-feathers. When t...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now