Since originally posting a note on the identification of Thekla and Crested Lark ID a week or so ago, I've redrafted the drawings several times. Disembodied tails and wings have grown bodies. A magnified bill has materialised. The text has been revised and reordered. So many changes indeed that I've deleted the first draft. Apologies to those who were kind enough to make comments.
About me ...
Hi I'm John Cantelo. I've been birding seriously since the 1960s when I met up with some like minded folks (all of us are still birding!) at Taunton's School in Southampton. I have lived in Kent , where I taught History and Sociology, since the late 1970s. In that time I've served on the committees of both my local RSPB group and the county ornithological society (KOS). I have also worked as a part-time field teacher for the RSPB at Dungeness. Having retired I now spend as much time as possible in Alcala de los Gazules in SW Spain. When I'm not birding I edit books for the Crossbill Guides series.