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Just took this from my upstairs window, hopefully they are paired up and won't feel the need to crex crex all night,.. very happy to see them, hoping they will avoid next door neighbours cats and my Spaniel.. they were about 5m from my back door, if your wondering my garden is a jungle.😄

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It is hard to imagine that those birds fly 3000 miles twice a year.

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22 minutes ago, wigeon jim said:

But just look what you get when your garden is a jungle,  Jim.

My garden is a jungle. Please send corncrakes.

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21 minutes ago, wigeon jim said:

But just look what you get when your garden is a jungle,  Jim.

Cheers Jim, we are very fortunate to have about 3 acres which includes salt marsh, pond, willow coppice, and a polytunnel or two,  a good mixed habitat and a place i never tire of.....[ iwould happily live in my shed..😉]

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See and hear very few in northern ireland now. They blame the low numbers on the industrial scale silage operations with people taking 3 cuts a year of silage and thus destroying the nests. 

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Wow. As the birders would say, that’s one hell of a garden tick!

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29 minutes ago, islandgun said:

Cheers Jim, we are very fortunate to have about 3 acres which includes salt marsh, pond, willow coppice, and a polytunnel or two,  a good mixed habitat and a place i never tire of.....[ iwould happily live in my shed..😉]

hello, i am sure many other people would be happy to live in your shed, you could have another side line, Renta Shed !!!!!😀

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1 hour ago, JDog said:

It is hard to imagine that those birds fly 3000 miles twice a year.

And they look very awkward and laboured when flying! Well at least when taking off and landing they do!

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How cool is that IG!😉 i hope they don't keep you awake. Is that a 1st? Hope they stay and you get a chance to study them. I would like to live in your shed to!     NB

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10 hours ago, NatureBoy said:

How cool is that IG!😉 i hope they don't keep you awake. Is that a 1st? Hope they stay and you get a chance to study them. I would like to live in your shed to!     NB

We have quite a few TBH, when i was building my house there were 5 dotted around on the bank of spoil next to it, next door croft is overgrown with old grasses, Iris etc, and thats where they nest [very hard to see] Looks like my shed is going to be crowded..😄

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Brillent! 😉 I and others heard quails last year my way. No reports this year yet. Saw one 2 year ago. First in many years. Heard migration slow this year and a lot of migrants still held up on continent. More swifts are turning up.    NB

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