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Thread #161117 Message #3826449
Posted By: Jim Carroll
14-Dec-16 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
Subject: RE: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
"We're lucky too here in Norfolk UK"
We used to know North Norfolk pretty well and were alarmed when the hedgerows began to disappear to accommodate the multinational's farming techniques - no habitat for wildlife and great loss of topsoil from the Easterly winds - I hope that has been reversed now.
We had a very strange experience there once when heading for the home of a friend in Knapton.
We saw a car stopped in the road in front of us and when we drew in to see if we could be of help we found a young man cradling an obviously injured large bird.
As he couldn't wait, we offered to take the bird to somewhere it could receive some attention.
It transpired that the bird, a crested grebe, had injured itself by trying to land on the road at speed
The people at the seal sanctuary (all we could find) told us that after rain the roads appear to be stretches of water and birds often land on them by mistake.
We called back a couple of days later to find the grebe was recovering well - we trust it didn't end up in a pie!!