Thursday, 22 March 2012

Woodlarks & Sunshine (Amended)

With the night off from moving, once home from work at 5pm  I headed out around the garden and the field beyond in some gorgeous late afternoon sunshine to see what was about. Loads of Blue Tits visiting the feeders at the moment, along with a couple of rather huge Great Tits. The House Sparrows seem pretty happy to be making so much noise as well at the moment, Only a few seen but dozens heard.

Blue Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
I was however pretty surprised to see a pair of Woodlark (First thought they were Skylarks but after a very helpful comment and some google-ing I can see in my identification ignorance that they were Woodlark) dusting by the side of the road on the rough area we use for car parking. They soon joined others in the freshly worked down field in-front of our cottages. I counted 6 Woodlarks in total from the comfort of my car, joined by 13 Yellowhammers the cock birds almost luminous in their plumage ready for the breeding season.



  1. Fantastic photos Martin.

  2. Hi Martin,
    I believe your Skylarks are in fact Woodlarks. Note the strong supercillium and the black and white patches on the carpal feathers. Great pics.

    all the best

    Martin Casemore

  3. Loving your blog Martin,found you via Four Marks' Chris.I live in Hampshire on south coast (lee on solent)and have become very enamoured with this beautiful county and surrounding ones.Am exploring as much as I can(work permitting)and visited Blashford and Arne last weekend to witness some wonders of the natural world. Keep up the good work and don't be too critical of your photography skills..who@s perfect anyway?:)
    Best Wishes
    Ian Smith (Smudger)