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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