Shore lark


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(Zool.) a small American lark (Otocoris alpestris) found in winter, both on the seacoast and on the Western plains. Its upper parts are varied with dark brown and light brown. It has a yellow throat, yellow local streaks, a black crescent on its breast, a black streak below each eye, and two small black erectile ear tufts. Called also horned lark.

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This year I have tried to see species that I failed to connect with last year, species like red-breasted merganser and jack snipe, which I have fortunately encountered when I was looking for the shore lark at Whitford Point.
The real excitement has been the appearance of a shore lark on Berges Island at the very extremity of Whitford Burrows, Gower.
On the Fylde, snow buntings and shore lark still range along the beach from Lytham to Starr Gate.
Bardsey Island attracted a Pallas Warbler and Yellow Browed Warbler and a Shore Lark was a great find at Rhoscolyn.
Other highlights included six colourful shore larks feeding with snow buntings at Holkham beach.
He also visits Rotterdam's massive international port where, surprisingly, wildlife actually flourishes, including shore larks and snow buntings.
A walk out on the huge dramatic windswept beach provided the first wheatear and great looks at three shore Larks.
Signs of winter include snow buntings on the Great Orme and at Point Of Ayr RSPB reserve, but much rarer are two shore larks at Gronant.
The Hume's yellow browed warbler was still being seen in Caernarfon this week, the ferruginous duck was at Martin Mere,and the three shore larks were at Lytham.

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