Observed in a area of gorse/bramble, small shrubs and trees.
No interactions present.
Thanks for the agreements. As I'm likely to observe this bird again, can anyone else confirm for sure if it is indeed a woodlark? I'm torn between the two.
Definitely a Woodlark.
If you see it again, watch it in flight. Woodlarks have broad wings and a very short tail, whereas Tree Pipit has a longer tail...more wagtail-like.
In the picture, the short tail can be seen, I think. Also, the breast streaking is neatly cut off half way down the breast and does not continue down the flanks, as in a Pipit. In addition, the supercilium is very clear, stretching round the front and almost to the back of the head (if that were visible).
My Flickr photos...
That's great, thanks. I can see what you mean about the breast streaking, and looking again in my book it becomes clear.
Lat/Lng: 51.26826, -0.79273
OS grid ref: SU843528