BIRK­DALE NIGHTIN­GALE

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Bri­tain’s scarcest am­phib­ian is also the lat­est to start breed­ing. The Nat­ter­jack Toad takes some find­ing – it is a spe­cial­ist of ephemeral ponds in dune slacks – but lis­ten­ing to this crea­ture’s dusk cho­rus is a joy. The col­lec­tive vo­cal en­ter­prise of a score of males re­calls a chur­ring night­jar.

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