Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Shore Larks

After missing a Shore Lark on the patch in 2015, I was delighted to hear news from Nick that he'd found a flock of seven initially at Crook Ness and that had then headed in the direction of Fields Farm. After a search of a couple of hours I eventually tracked them down and enjoyed good scope views. The flock increased to eight on the second day and whilst usually quite faithful to a particular field at Crook Ness, they did go AWOL for extended periods. Getting photos was somewhat less than straightforward, but eventually after a couple of mornings spent with them I manged to get some record shots. So, here are a few...

Tricky to see them here, but seven individuals visible in this photo