A couple days ago down near the Lighthouse, I stumbled upon a Meadow pipit cozily tucked inside a nest amongst the grass. So when I was on duty to walk the daily ranger’s patrol through the park this morning, I took the opportunity to visit the nest once again… Much to my delight, I was greeted by four shiny beaks staring back at me – check out the video below!
These little chicks are likely coming up two weeks old; going by their adult plumage of brown streaky feathers. At this stage they are ready to fledge the nest and go about their songbird ways! You can spot Meadow pipits all year round across the entirety of Britain in grassland, moorland and marshland habitats.