Nice to re-find this Shorelark in the tilled field at Druridge. This field was used for a fodder crop through the winter and it was grazed in stages from the roadside back into the field. So it is probably where this lark has been wintering. Now the field has been ploughed and prepared for a new crop the birds are more easily located. Having said that the Shorelark proved tricky for some people to locate as the ground is uneven and it could disappear for hours.
A very sad sight. This Otter was killed crossing the road from East Chevington to Red Row. Looking at the size of it I would guess it is a young otter.
Chiffchaffs have been back in good numbers this week. Blackcap also heard singing at Druridge and DBCP this week.
A little more obliging than the Shorelark but not the Short-toed Lark I had hoped for when I first scanned the field. (Getting too greedy I know!)
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