Six days later-  Skylark Chicks have hatched

The Skylark (Alauda arvensis; Polish-Skowronek) is one of the first migratory birds to arrive in Poland after winter. It nests on the ground and its nests are hidden among tall grass and are very difficult to find. The female lays from 3 to 5 eggs and sits on them for 12-14 days. Young leave nest just 9 days after hatching. Alauda arvensis is a small bird of open pastures and meadows.
Photo taken by my cousin Ewa in the Low Beskid on August 28, 2008.

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Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Nov 25, 2008 12:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Amazing capture!

How unique to capture this and it's incredible that they grow up so fast.
So precious. Great picture!
Cheers.

Henryk

Henryk - Nov 25, 2008 3:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing capture!

Thank you for the nice comment. I always enjoy listening to the song of skylarks high above. Greetings, Henryk

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 25, 2008 8:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Some people have

problems with birds, but this reminds me of
the poem "Skylark Ascending."

In them, that song aloft maintains,
To fill the sky and thrill the plains!
With showerings drawn from human stores,
As he (to silence) nearly soars.

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