Corncrake numbers began to decline in Northern Ireland with changes to farming
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RSPB plans to coax corncrakes to land and breed on Rathlin Island

Conservationists are planting nettles on Rathlin Island in an attempt to trick an endangered species into landing and breeding there.

They hope to fool Scottish corncrakes flying from Africa to spring breeding grounds in the highlands.

BBC NI Agriculture & Environment Correspondent Conor Macauley reports.

  • 03 Mar 2016