|Unfortunately 200mm was the best I could do with the lenses I had with me.|
It wasn't just the Skylarks settling disputes. I found a stone feature which had a few dozen spiders climbing to the very top. Once at the top they would spin out a long thread and then do something which I can only describe as stand on tipy-toes and let go of the stone. The wind caught the tread and the spiders would take off. I have never seen this behaviour in person just on TV. Once at the top the spiders would wrestle for what I assume were the best take off points.
|Spiders wrestling at Kiveton Community Woodland.|
I managed to get some footage of this behaviour which I think will demonstrate it better. I will edit it and get it online as soon as possible. I will also try and get them identified as I am no expert on spiders.
All in all it was a successful scouting trip and I definitely will be going to film Skylarks there in the spring.