Water Pipit – 1994

Anthus spinolettaCorhedydd y DŵrScarce visitor. Not recorded from June to September

The first Water Pipits were identified at Skokholm in 1933 and 1934 (Lockley et al. 1949). They have since been recorded at the islands and coast in eight years between 1965 and 1992, in April, May, October and November, all birds that quickly moved on. They overwintered at Newgale Marsh in 1965, 1987 and 1989, with further winter records from Cardigan Wildlife Park and Dowrog Common.

This alpine pipit favours freshwater habitat during the winter, often inhabiting long grass. It is difficult to approach closely and is probably overlooked and therefore under- recorded.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

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