Shore Lark

Eremophila alpestris

[Horned Lark] (p.158)

All new records

2014

New record

12 Jun – A male in breeding plumage was watched for about 45 minutes at North End as it perched on rocks, fed on the ground and sub-sang in the area between the top of the steps down to North Light and John O’Groats (Tim Davis & Tim Jones). Record accepted by DBRC; the fifth for Lundy, the last dating back to 22 May 1992. It is striking that four of the island's six Shore Lark records have now been in May or Jun, given that this is usually thought of as a wintering species in Britain.

 

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