If I get asked one question more than any other, I’d say it’s one connected with birds! And one bird in particular. I’ve heard them called “those noisy birds”, or even the “wacka wacka” birds, after the typical noise they make. So, the above video is of Calonectris diomedea, or Cory’s Shearwater, with lovely photos and information about the birds: for their call, just click HERE. The birds are found in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and we have the Atlantic ones. They breed in cliffs, with the main colonies in Madeira and the Azores, and migrate in late summer-autumn north and west into the Atlantic, sometimes reaching the UK and Ireland. Their return in the late spring means summer is almost back, and their distinctive call, behind the “wacka wacka” nickname, is wonderful to hear.