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Thread #161117 Message #3845712
Posted By: akenaton
19-Mar-17 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
Subject: RE: BS: Where can I hear a lark sing?
In my youth in the West of Scotland, we would rise every morning to the song of the skylark in early Summer.
It was wonderful.
Now the small arable farming has long gone and with it many of our wild birds. The land is in "Set Aside", which means it is being allowed to return to its natural state, mostly rushes and small scrub.
It is very many years since I heard the Peesies, Curlews Snipe, no Thrushes, very few Blackbirds......The mornings and especially the late evenings are as quiet as the grave.
The biggest loss in my area is birdsong.