We’re hearing, and seeing, lots of corncrakes around the cottage. Males are calling from various points along the headland and in the surrounding fields. Last year there were 330 calling males counted in June. The thriving population on Tiree represents around a third of all the corncrakes in Britain and is a testament to all the corncrake-friendly management put in over the years by the islands’ crofters and farmers.


Corncrake Island