Corncrake - Balranald

Balranald, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Birds - Corncrake

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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

Arrives from mid-April and leaves again in August and September. Corncrakes are nocturnal migrants and spend the winter in Africa.

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What's Nearby

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