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Vanishing wild birds

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NEWS that a pair of rare hen harriers in the Grampians have bred successfully and produced four chicks is welcome.

So many of our native birds seem to be disappearing too quickly these days without any apparent reason other than when man has interfered. It seems only yesterday, one could drive through the glens and across the high moors and passes of Argyll and catch a glimpse of any number of male hen harriers flying, usually very low, gliding buoyantly with black tipped wings held in a shallow ‘V’ emitting their high chattering ‘ke-ke-ke’ and long wailing ‘pee-e’ calls.

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