I'm down in West Sussex visiting my daughter and grandson (yesterday), my mother (today) and a very good friend (tomorrow).
Had a great walk along the beach yesterday evening with S&J having had a wicked Hot Chocolate with cream and an apple danish. The sun was sinking and the tide was far out so wonderful light along the beach.
Today, Mum and I had lunch at our usual spot then went for a wander along the pathway at the top of the beach. There are some large rocks in this particular spot and I saw this bird. I immediate grabbed a couple of shots (didn't even have to time to set the settings up properly) and the results are below.
Now - I've been through my Collins Bird Guide and come up with
WATER PIPIT - but because it's rare for this country and I really really would like it to be one, I'm sure it's going to be something else.
Can anyone help me please? Taken some distance away against the sun and ultimately heavily cropped but I'm hoping it's enough for an ID.......
(oh golly - the suspense....)
Madagascar 1 - Antananarivo, Andasibe, Ansirabe
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