Corncrakes on Skye

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27th April 2012

Corncrake season is here! As with previous years, all reports from Skye Birds visitors will be really helpful for me with the RSPB corncrake survey. The first 2012 arrivals were on Islay a couple of weeks ago- those on Colonsaywere a couple of days earlier than usual. On Skye last year the first regularly calling male began on 25th April on Trotternish so they should be appearing here any day now. Best time to hear them is at night but they often call through the day too. Croft land is their preferred habitat and it's recommeded to listen from roadsides and not to enter the meadows.
All reportsare greatly appreciated either through this website or directly toShelagh Parlane on 01470 582498 or 07771545409.