Skylark on the Lammermuir Hills

I took these pictures of a skylark when I was on the Lammermuir Hills last week looking for the wheatear. The birds were flying around in a courtship ritual and one of them jumped up off the ground, landed on the fencepost and started displaying. The whole thing lasted a few seconds only and then it flew away again. This is another one of these little brown birds that people dismiss as being bland and boring, but when you get a good view of them they are very beautiful, and their in flight song is unbelievable.

Click on this link below to hear the song


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Ron McCombe

I am a full time wildlife photographer living in the Scottish Borders. I do most of my photography in Scotland in the Highlands and Islands as well as the Scottish Borders. I also travel to Northern Scandinavia, North America, Canada and South Africa to photograph birds and mammals. I organize workshops and deliver illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. My work has been featured in many magazines and publication and I have written just one book so far entitled “Wildlife through my Viewfinder” which is a collection of photographs and the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy this blog and website. I will try to update it as often as possible. I have recently started a newsletter, if you would like to receive it please sign up using the button on the front page of my website

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