A Water Pipit found on the Levels south of Rye Farm this morning. (DB)


Ed’s note: This is only the eighth record of this species for Henfield. The first two were from 1983 and 1984 respectively, and then it wasn’t until January 2020 that the next one was recorded, again on Rye Levels. The next five records, however, are all of the same bird. This was  from the January of this year, when one was observed once again on Rye Levels between the 25th and 29th.