Sunday, 13 October 2013

Corncrake seen and heard in Kirkton area

Listen to its call on this link
Corncrakes are related to moorhens, coots and rails but differ from most members of the family in that they live on dry land. They are very secretive, spending most of their time hidden in tall vegetation, their presence only betrayed by their rasping call. In flight their bright chestnut wings and trailing legs are unmistakable. They are summer visitors and migrate to Africa for the winter.

Did you see or hear this rare bird?

Have you seen or heard any other unusual bird species in our area?

If so let us know on
      Breeding northern summer visitor
       Visitor in northern winter

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