Friday, January 06, 2006

Stilettoed Skylark

I photographed this Skylark today at Sorell, sitting as you can see on a fence wire. I more often associate seeing them sitting on posts or most frequently on the ground, but the photo highlights their incredibly long 'spurs'. Does anyone know what function they serve?

1 comment:

Matthew said...

They'd be great for rock-climbing! Wow, that's some serious spurs there. They would probably help with balancing but you'd think they be more of a hinderance than a help.