Cranes Megalornis grus recorded in Britain. Even so, in the five years from 1958 to 1962 only about 50 were reported and the largest number together was six. Thus the influx of some hundreds of these birds towards the end of October 1963 was unique in modern Britain. In order that this invasion of Cranes could be seen against a European background I contacted leading ornithologists in a number of ...

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