Via Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1: Geoff Power reads Corncrakes: Answering the Call above...

Elusive and secretive, the corncrake likes to hide in defunct farm machinery, or behind ruined cottages, where nettle patches and giant hogweed rage. The males – it is they who do the calling – employ rocks and cottage walls too so that their cries reverberate skywards. There is just one thing on their mind: to lure a passing female...

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