Monday, December 20, 2010

One of 21 wild male corncrakes that returned to the Nene Washes in Cambridgeshire in 2010, great encouragement for the re-introduction scheme. Also of note were two males that were three years old and a female that was four years old (the oldest known wild corncrake ever re-trapped in the UK and probably the world! Most wild corncrakes only live for around 1 year with the 3/4 of the breeding population made up of 1 year old birds (2CY).

Common crane bred for the first time, the first breeding in the cambridgeshire fens since they were extirpated in the 1600's

A great Egret in full breeding plumage visited breifly in May.

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