The most numerous “little brown bird” on the moor, and in fact prettily striped like a humbug. They have a characteristic “parachuting” flight, bibbling about from bush to bush. The Tree Pipit is very similar looking but much less common and has a different song and display flight, they prefer to perch on the very top of the gorse, rather than low within it.
Iconic songster of the open moor, no one can mistake this little fellow in full song as he soars high overhead. His characteristic “quiff” isn’t always apparent, and he has to be differentiated from the pipit above which has similar colouring but is smaller. The two are quite different in habit, however, so watching for a few minutes should show you which one you are watching.
(thanks Laura Jackson for sending your beautiful photo!)