Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Algarve and the Crested Lark.

Every so often in the late afternoon, we saw the Crested lark looking for his last meal of the day, often on the ground , but also perched on fences.



 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 
WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D RATHER B BIRDIN
GOOD FENCES

52 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Afternoon, Your photos of the bird are gorgeous. Wishing you a lovely evening.

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see...

Wendy said...

Super photos of a lovely little bird

Mike Attwood said...

Well done Sonjia. I can't find even a sparrow to photograph at the moment. The wild life seems to have deserted southern England.
Mike.

Christine said...

Isn't he a very handsome bird! These are wonderful images of him! I do believe he obliged you and posed so well for your camera!
My mother is visiting the Algarve this week and is enjoying the sunshine and warmth - double our temps at home! It is a beautiful change of scenery for her.
Best wishes!

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful perky bird and love all the fence sitting! :)

Mosura said...

You got some nice shots. Looks a bit like a skylark with a bigger crest.

Russell Jenkins said...

He looks like a happy Crested Lark too! Great pictures of him.

Linda said...

What amazing photos of this beautiful, delightful crested lark! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

hmuxo said...

And a beautiful crested Lark it is! You always manage to take these wonderful photos of these birds!! Keep them coming!!!

Denise inVA said...

Great photos of this little beauty! Fun to be introduced to a bird I have never seen before. Thank you :)

Sandra said...

I love his crest, he is really beautiful sitting on all those fence wires.. love the pics of all the fences to.

Debbie said...

Awwww what a cutie!! I like the coloring on this bird and how inquisitive he looks!!

Missy George said...

Great shots of a pretty bird..Love it'e crest...

Nancy Chan said...

Cute crested lark. Wonderful photos of the bird on the fence!

Teresa said...

Es preciosa, por aquí hay bastantes. Besos.

LV said...


This fellow was definitely strutting his stuff for you.

Phil Slade said...

Very nice. I wonder if you get the similar looking Thekla Lark where you live? Where the two both occur they give me problems in separating them as they are so alike. Fortunately I think the two dont appear together in too many places and have slightly different habitat requirements.

Mary Brown said...


Excellent work again. kisses

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your crested lark is a stunning bird. Love the images you captured.
Have a wonderful week :)

matti juhani niilola said...

Hello. The bird has a spectacular plume. Greetings

carol l mckenna said...

Love the bird and especially on the wire fence ~ lovely photos!

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your Crested Lark is a beautiful bird. Love the lighting and pretty fence photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Carola Bartz said...

Such beautiful shots of a sweet birds. Your images are excellent, I've enjoyed them very much.

Bev said...

That is one cute bird!!

Jim said...

A beauty.

LOLfromPasa said...

Great images of a sweet looking bird. Never seen one before.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful bird - I love the way you captures the photos on the fence!

Tom said...

Perhaps my 9 year old grandson is a crested lark...he wears his hair this way!

krishna said...

a very sweet looking little bird..

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HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awesome!! Wish we had these beauties in OUR part of the world. Fantastic photos. Fantastic!

Pauline W said...

Between you and the bird an old wire fence is transformed!

Breathtaking said...

Tom
Thanks for the laughs, I LOL at your comment!:)))

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice series of images .. I love this bird. Greetings ..

Sharon Wagner said...

Beautiful fence shots!

Bob Bushell said...

What a beautiful bird, lovely taken by yours.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a lovely little bird! You captured it quite well!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty lark and it's cute crest. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Jeanne said...

Lovely shots of this crested lark. This is a bird i have never seen before. Thanks for sharing

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of crested lark.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Neat little bird!

Haddock said...

That slanted light in the late evening makes him look lovely.

Sandra said...

yes, I love the feet of the storks. thanks for your comments

Ela said...

Lovely bird with a beautiful hairdo !
Happy Sunday !

Helma said...

Great to see the crested lark.
This is a bird that I myself have never had my lens but never in real life have seen. Fantastic!
A hug

Anni said...

I'm enjoying this post the 2nd time here....as much as I did the other day. Such a joy and such a joyful looking bird too. Love the crest.

I'm late getting here to visit with you, it's been a most beautiful day here in South Texas I just HAD to be outdoors this morning - birding, of course. Thanks so much for sharing this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'!! Always appreciated. Have a great week ahead.

NatureFootstep said...

A lovely little one and gorgeous shots. I saw some of them when I visited Morocco a couple of year back :)

Jenn Jilks said...

I think the best thing about reading blogs are seeing birds I would never otherwise see!

Len said...

Just back from a wonderful week on the Algarve where I saw many hoopoes and egrets plus some hawks but did not spot a crested lark. You must have a very keen eye for spotting what I assume is a fairly rare bird.

Ida said...

What a neat looking bird. I can see where it gets it's name by that "crest" on it's head. Great shots & I loved that it posed so nicely on the fence for you.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots of an interesting species. I have seen many larks, mainly across Africa, but the memory of them merges into amorphous little brown birds unfortunately - with some exceptions, of course. Horned Lark is common here and migratory flocks are moving in to spend the winter.

Breathtaking said...

Len
The Crested Lark is a fairly common sight, if you know where to look for them.

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