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Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
LYNDALE is an idyllic holiday retreat, set in its own private estate and surrounded by spectacular scenery.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010


Picture of endangered bird, the corncrake
Guests in the Gate Lodge heard a corncrake the other morning while lying in bed. They sound like the noise produced by running your finger along a comb, quite unmistakable. In recent years there has been concerted effort to retain the habitat they prefer and it has paid off with numbers increasing. There have been  grants to encourage crofters to make hay later in order to allow the birds to nest in the long grass.