The return of the corncrake

June 25th, 2009 | by lucy |

Corncrakes used to flourish in England when hay meadows were scythed by hand.  But with the advent of modern machinery, they soon disappeared from English farmland, sliced to extinction as they sat tight on their nests.  The Daily Telegraph reports on the return of their characteristic “crake, crake” call, heard again after decades of silence, as the species is reintroduced to the large Nene Washes nature reserve in Cambridgeshire.
Daily Telegraph

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