The beach at Holkham on the north Norfolk coast holds very good numbers of Shorelark (also known as the Horned Lark) at this time of year. I made a special visit to see some, some weeks back and was very pleased with what I found. This was the first time I've seen these birds, and as with every hunt for a life tick, it was a bit stressful and tense trying to find them in a vast area.
They didn't help me by being in amongst some vegetation and generally staying out of sight, but then I clocked them and all was well again.
I spent a good 30 minutes just watching them from a safe distance and taking pictures as and when they popped their heads up. They didn't do anything fancy, like give me a nice flight shot or even emerge from the vegetation, but I still enjoyed them all the same. A great little bird and one I hope to catch up with again soon, now that I know where to find them.
They have just enough color to stand out from the vegetation. You got great photos...you are very patient! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Well done. You are good at being patient.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Adam. I’ve seen that bird only one time. It is a rare breeder in artic area of northern Finland. In Finland Shore Lark is critically endangered.ReplyDelete
You & I were the lucky few to find & photograph the horned lark. I've learn from you they are also called shorelark!ReplyDelete
We, at I'd Rather B Birdin, enjoyed your post this week...thanks for linking in.
Oh, my they are a pretty bird. I do not think we have them around here, but need to look it up to be sure.ReplyDelete
I had never heard of a shorelark. I was thinking "meadowlark" when I saw the photos. Wonderful post.ReplyDelete
Such interesting markings - very nice photos!ReplyDelete
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Patience is important for a birder and I am glad that he decided to pop up for you to get some shots...MichelleReplyDelete
Hello, pretty bird. Great captures of the Lark. So sorry I am late commenting. I am just back from my trip away and catching up. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day and week ahead.ReplyDelete