Yesterday I released three Corncrakes that were found exhausted or injured, and treated at the NPA Wildlife Hospital. I met up with Yosef and his team at Tsor'a and we ringed the birds. All flew or crept off well. Corncrakes are an evolutionary miracle. I do not understand how they managed to survive millions of years like this. I have seen in my life by far more dead, dying, injured, exhausted or simply stupid corncrakes than healthy ones. To me it is of no surprise that they are endangered.
I have problems uploading videos at the moment, hope to have some release vidoes here soon.
Spotted Crake in Jubail – Bird records by Phil Roberts
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