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Synonyms for corncrake

common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields

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The reality is we had days in June during the census in Mayo, Donegal and Galway like today and corncrakes won't call with same level of wind.
A Corncrake sang on Anglesey for two weeks last month, and was seen on several occasions.
In addition, the open grassland habitats around the restoration area will be reconnected to form more than 300 ha of continuous open grasslands for breeding corncrakes improving local habitat connectivity and overall Natura 2000 site integrity.
Visitors watching the spectacular nesting seabirds and tumbling choughs at RSPB South StacK last weeK had the rare opportunity to hear a corncraKe calling in the long grass, though seeing it proved a challenge.
OUR last trip to London Zoo looks at some of their conservation work - from the Nepalese one-horned rhino to tiny frogs and a sweet British bird, the corncrake.
Related to the moorhen, corncrakes are very secretive, spending most of their time hidden in tall vegetation, their presence only betrayed by their rasping call.
Close by is the Balranald RSPB Reserve which boasts rare corncrakes (although they were conspicuous by their absence during my visit) but is also the start of a long walk along the headland with breathtaking views out to sea, vertigo-inspiring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Corncrakes make a gruelling migration from southern African countries and are the only breeding bird species in this country that is threatened with global extinction.
It's home to a number of pairs of endangered corncrakes and it has some beautiful beaches," revealed estate agent Kelly.
Marion, of Spring Cottage in Coventry's Washbrook Lane, says her father Richard Randle was born in Radford in 1908 and would recall its "streams, ponds and farms with corncrakes calling in the fields".
Nor do I recall there being many corncrakes for the SNH anoraks to study around Arthur's Seat, whereas they're now returning in record numbers to Wester Ross.
He would not hear one in Worcestershire today because corncrakes cling on only in the Outer Hebrides.
Despite the racket of the males, corncrakes are shy birds, rarely seen.
Cirl Buntings sang on Bryn Pydew, a bird now found no closer than South Devon, while Corncrakes "were creaking in many localities", yet its nearest strongholds are now in the Hebrides.
Farmland bird populations have fallen by half, some of our best loved native birds including cuckoos, house sparrows and nightingales are in sharp decline and once widespread species like corncrakes, turtle doves and red backed shrike are desperately clinging on in small pockets.