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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Friday, 4 July 2014

Skylark [Alauda arvensis]

The skylark is a small brown bird, somewhat larger than a sparrow but smaller than a starling. It is streaky brown with a small crest, which can be raised when the bird is excited or alarmed, and a white-sided tail. The wings also have a white rear edge, visible in flight. It is renowned for its display flight, vertically up in the air. Its recent and dramatic population declines make it a Red List species. [RSPB]
The Skylark was a long way from me, ie: it was cropped.




37 comments:

  1. Perfect once again.
    I have little excuse for not getting a picture as there are hundreds about. I get them muddled up with Meadow Pipits.

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    1. That one is a female, it's hard to tell them apart, but their call is what I can tell.

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  2. Beautiful photos of the skylark, Bob.

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  3. Your Skylark is pretty! Great shots! Happy weekend!

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  4. I like birdsong of skylark.
    Regards:)

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  5. Es un ave difícil de fotografiar, en tierra se camufla perfectamente con el terreno y en vuelo sube verticalmente hasta gran altura. Tiene un canto bonito y característico. Un abrazo,

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    1. You are right, it's hard to get a picture of them, cheers Miguel.

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  6. Cropped or not, they're really pretty photos of the Skylark. I have never seen one before.

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  7. Great "catch", Bob!
    Love its plumage, it looks much like my Crested lark!!
    Keep well, enjoy your evening!

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  8. Skylarks are the sound of summer for me Bob. Nice shots!

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  9. The Skylark has a lovely proud bearing in these beautiful images.

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  10. We still have many of the skylarks on respectively over our fields here in the south of Germany.
    Have a great weekend, Bob!

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  11. Wonderful pictures of the skylark Bob!!What a preety bird!
    Great shots!Have a lovely weekend!
    Dimi...

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    1. Yes, they keep you going with the songs, cheers Dimi.

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  12. I do love the LBJs (little brown jobs). And the subtelty of their plumage. Thank you. Again.

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    1. The little brown jobs are nice, thanks EC.

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  13. I'm always happy to see Skylarks, Bob. They, more than any other bird, tell me that it's an English summer day. Nicely captured in your lens.

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  14. They're not always the easiest to photograph, so good to see. We have a population (introduced in the early days of settlement) to the west of Melbourne, and I enjoy their singing when I go there.

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  15. Great shots Bob.
    Smashing looking birds.

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  16. You see him, he sees you... it brings joy!

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  17. BOB merci j'adore ces photos elles sont tellement natures bise

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  18. The first is camouflaged very well.
    Good weekend. Bob
    a hug.

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  19. Lovely birds to listen to Bob... superb images.

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  20. I can't forget to greet happy weekend to the skylark too.

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  21. What a truly handsome little one, Bob!

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  22. Beautiful capture, the skylark is wonderful.

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  23. It's a lovely bird, Bob. We call it "Laverca".
    We have lots of them here in Portugal, and usually they are very friendly with photographers.
    Best wishes,
    JR

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