The spectacular skylark

The spectacular skylark


Posted 4th May 2018


The sight of a tiny speck, high in the sky, singing beautifully as it soars and falls, can only be one thing - the beautiful skylark

You can spot it singing it's long and complicated songs above cowslip-studded grasslands, rolling downs, coastal saltmarshes and wide arable fields. However, there has been a tragic population crash, which is in part, attributed to changes in farming. This is why they are now a Red List species of conservation concern.

How to do it

When you see or hear one, you should stop for a while - or better still, lie down and give your neck a rest. Now, you can enjoy an 'exaltation of skylarks' - a wonderfully descriptive collective noun for this little bird.

Special spots

Derbyshire, The Avenue Washlands  

Highlands, Rahoy Hills  

Lincolnshire, Gibraltar Point

Nottinghamshire, Skylarks 

Norfolk, Weeting Heath 

Norfok, Roydon Common 

Northamptonshire, Old Sulehay  

Staffordshire, Bateswood

Surrey, Manor Farm 

Yorkshire, Flamborough Cliffs

Text and information courtesy of The Wildlife Trusts / image courtesy of © Amy Lewis





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