Portland Bill - April 2016
Skylarks are the very voice of the UK spring. They have a beautiful song that radiates through the air as the bird itself hangs suspended somewhere overhead. This aerial, territorial display can last up to five minutes while the male reaches the pinnacle of its flight before slowly descending. The skylark's breeding range covers all of Europe and the temperate zone of Asia. Skylarks have declined by more than 50% over the last quarter of a century, as a result of increased intensive farming methods.