Corn Crake Update

I am so sad to report here that the Corn Crake was found dead this morning on Long Island.  There is no immediate report as to what happened.  I will update once I hear more. This is devastating news for the bird and for the hundreds of people still traveling to see it.

Addendum: a necropsy on the Crake revealed it had been most likely hit by a car.  Both its legs and pelvis had been broken. It will have a permanent place in the Museum of Natural History.  An extremely sad ending to a history making visit.

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One Response to Corn Crake Update

  1. Kathleen Ashman says:

    How very sad!

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