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Birds breed again after 400 years

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, May 17, 2007.

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    Cranes have been found breeding in the fens of East Anglia after 400 years.
    The Suffolk wetland which the birds are nesting in was a carrot field until the RSPB turned it into Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve, 11 years ago.

    Large-scale drainage of fens for agriculture had led to the birds' disappearance in the 1600s.

    RSPB chief executive Graham Wynne said the arrival of the birds came ahead of plans to make further wetland reserves in the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire fens.

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