|Water Pipit on the wooden bridge at Water End - 12/02/2012.|
As I have had quite a few requests for the exact location of the WATER PIPIT I found at Water End on 12/02/2012 (write up of visit > HERE < & post on realising the ID > HERE <.) so I have created this map of the area with markers of where to look for WATER PIPIT (in aqua), JACK SNIPE, PINTAIL, WATER RAIL & GREY PARTRIDGE, as well as other birds of interest in the area, & other species that are possible there at this time of year (in purple).
I have included parking places (in green), access points (in yellow), landmarks & my recommended route (in orange) for those of you who may only have a little time if visiting on a lunch break or before work.
Water bodies or wetland habitat in question are in blue & other relevant places are in pink.
The whole area is also good for MEADOW PIPIT, COMMON SNIPE, LAPWING, TEAL, GADWALL, LITTLE EGRET, GREY WAGTAIL, KINGFISHER, REED BUNTING, YELLOWHAMMER, BULLFINCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, BUZZARD & RED KITE.
If you click on any of the pin-point markers it will display the info relavent to that point & you can view the map in a larger format including the full key > HERE <. On the larger map I have tried to put the pin point markers in the key in the order you would come across them if you walk from a certain parking area, until they cross over with the main route.
The grid reference for the wooden bridge is TL 03252 10231.
You may also find this printable map & guide to walks in the area useful > HERE <.
Good luck to any of you who venture out to find the little beauty.
View WATER PIPIT & other birds at Water End, Hemel Hempstead nr. Great Gaddesden. in a larger map