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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.
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?