The Wildlife of
The Northumberland Coast

A-Z Index

Larks, Pipits and Wagtails - The Skylark

First seen on Monday 22nd June 2020 at The Northumberland Coast

The skylark is one of those birds you will have heard, probably without realising it. The song of the skylark is a quintessentially summer sound. As their name suggests, skylarks sing while they fly. Their song is a continuous series of varying trills that carry a long way. They can usually be heard in the meadows along the coast. If you hear one close by, look into the sky, and if you find it, it will probably be a little dot high up, but with patience, you may see one flying closer - when they land they usually disappear quite quickly. Like a number of birds, they nest in the grass, so it's always best to stick to well worn paths when you are walking.