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Last Updated: Monday July 16 2007 10:57 GMT

Endangered bird is flying back

A woodlark (pic: RSPB)

One of the most endangered birds in England is flying back into the skies according to the RSPB.

There are twice as many pairs of woodlarks in the country than there were 10 years ago, but experts are still really worried about them.

Woodlarks like to live on farmland that isn't being used, but farmers may need to start using some of that land soon.

A spokeswoman for the RSPB said the rise in numbers shows how important it is to look after the places birds nest.

Back in 1986 there were only 241 pairs of woodlarks laying eggs, so 20 years later their numbers are much better.

Even so, Sue Armstrong-Brown, the RSPB's head of conservation, said more needs to be done to restore and manage lowland heaths to create more places for the birds to live in.

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