Three of these birds were seen in short scrub on an island at Rainham Marshes. The consensus in the hide was that they were Woodlarks, but having examined my photos I'm not so sure. They don't have 'the distinctive black mark bordered in white on the edge of its wing' and they seem to have longer tails. We couldn't confirm that the white stripes above the eyes met around the back, but 2 guys said they saw one of them raise its crest. Any ideas?
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Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France
In reply to Noisette:
Well done, Hazel. I enlarged it as much as I could and took a screenshot. I think you are right.
The second one does look like a Skylark to me.
The eye-line is also a lot more contrasty, more obvious. This is a woodlark, because I know it's song off by heart & ocasionally get a long distance photo.
I think the beak is a bit stubbier too.
In reply to TeeJay:
TeeJay said:Tony, you might want to revisit what you've just posted.
Yes, nice one LOL
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