The hay harvest in July is a cause of much disturbance to the corncrake.
The water-rail, and corncrake or land-rail, are also allied to the Gallinules.
And yet the corncrake is not quite such a skulking bird as some would make him.
It is a favourite spot with the corncrake—almost the only place where you are nearly sure to hear him.
corncrake sings from eve till morn,Deep in corn, a strenuous bard!
The cuckoo, the corncrake, and the cock pheasant seem to be vieing with each other; but, alas!
A score of blackbirds piped in Knockdane, and a corncrake rasped in the meadow.
Our corncrake—I don't know what the usual standard may be—does ninety-eight to the minute.
Three strange birds were eating out of the pot—a cuckoo, a corncrake and a swallow.
Somewhere a corncrake called its monotonous crek-craik; the dull, harsh sound emphasizing the utter stillness.