I've seen skylarks at Tidemills before, but today was the first time I had my long lense with me and managed to capture one or two.
You know skylarks - they do this gorgeous song in flight when they rise vertically straight up while singing to their heart's content, flap their wings all the while, ascend higher and higher until one can hardly see the little spot in the sky from the ground level, and then, finally, they go quiet and descend straight down and rest on the ground for a while, until the next musical flight.
Well, here's one of them during the in-air singing.
I did a little collage of another one during its display flight.
And afterwards, a rest by blending into the surroundings on the ground.