The Shorelark; a ridiculously well camouflaged bird!

Don’t be fooled by the striking, bright yellow face on this bird, this bird has to be the most well camouflaged bird I have seen so far. This bird was so well camouflaged on the wasteground where we saw him in Hartlepool, that even when we finally pinpointed him in our spotting scope, we still had difficulty seeing him. The only hope we had was if he flew or ran across the pebbles. This is my first sighting of a shorelark. They are best seen from October to April when birds start their migration back to their Scandinavian breeding grounds.

shore-lark

shorelark

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