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.
Derbyshire, The Avenue Washlands
Highlands, Rahoy Hills
Lincolnshire, Gibraltar Point
Norfolk, Weeting Heath
Norfok, Roydon Common
Northamptonshire, Old Sulehay
Surrey, Manor Farm
Yorkshire, Flamborough Cliffs
Text and information courtesy of The Wildlife Trusts / image courtesy of © Amy Lewis