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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:50 PM

Reports www.timesofmalta.com.

The population of one of Scotlandís rarest birds the corncrakes has increased for the first time in three years, a wildlife charity said yesterday. The number of male singing corncrakes, an elusive farmland species which migrates to Scotland from sub-Saharan Africa, rose this year to just under 1,200, RSPB Scotland said.

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Strange that I found this report in a Maltese newspaper site, not one from the UK. Perhaps it's not a news worthy event in Scotland?

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:54 AM

There was an article in the Daily Mail a couple of days ago and on the RSPB website in September.

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