We are lucky where we live, as we back onto farmland and I am able to walk the dog across the fields and onto the common land beyond. Which is great for spotting some different wildlife to what we have visit the garden. It's also great for capturing birds that are flying over too.
Skylarks are in decline and are on the UK Conservation Status as RED. I am really lucky as there are several on the fields where I walk and it is a great joy to have their beautiful song with me when I walk.. I can often be seen standing in the fields looking upwards, watching and listening to their display flights.. in fact I'm can often be seen in the fields looking and listening to everything.. much to my dog's annoyance.. haha.
Other birds on the RED list that I see often on my walks are the Yellowhammer and Linnet.. in fact there is a large flock of Linnets which is wonderful to see. The Fieldfare is another bird on the RED list but they can often been seen here when they migrate to the UK for the Winter months. Both the Song Thrush and Mistle Thrush are on the RED list.. I can spot the odd one in the fields as well as in my garden but they are definitely not as common here as they once were.
I'll leave you with some photos of some of the birds, etc that I have seen over the past few months on the dog walk.
|Swallow - so pleased to capture one in flight|
|Great Spotted Woodpeck|
|Bumble Bee - I have yet to learn the names of different ones|
|Flock of Linnets|
|Female & Male Linnet|
|Female & Male Mallard Ducks|
|Skylark in display flight|
|Pair of Buzzards|