In Britain they are normally found by the coast, often feeding along the strand line, or on grazing marsh, dunes or stubble fields that are close to the sea. They breed in mountains above the tree line and on Arctic tundra, although a pair nested in Britain in 1977.
The Shore Lark is also known as the Horned Lark because the male has two small `horns` on top of the crown when in breeding plumage. They are a specially protected species, ensuring full protection if there are further attempts to nest in Britain.
All digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30
And now, another short break in proceedings to announce that another award has been bestowed upon my humble blog. This is `The Stylish Blogger` award and has been given by my friend The Mask, for which I am very grateful.
Now the conditions of this award is to tell you 5 of my favourite things and then to pass it on to others, so here goes;
1. My most favourite thing is being married to Lisa (pass the bucket). I know this is corny, but it`s true.
2. My family, all members, both young and old!
3. Obviously, birds (of the feathered variety). Not just birds, but all nature, both pretty and ugly and all that lies in between.
4. The first shoots of Spring and the first frost of Autumn.
5. Having won `The Ashes` in Australia!
Now to pass it on;
1. Gary at klahanie for being truly stylish.
2. Cat at The Whimsical Gardener for taking truly awe inspiring photo`s.
3. Britta at Gardening in high heels, need I say more?
4. Rebecca at The Snee for also being stylish
5. Raining Acorns at Raining Acorns.
There all done and dusted!