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Somerset Waterworld

With all the latest rain and flooding causing so much disruption to the lives of so many people, one would expect there to be some change to the lives of our animals too. But not the Cranes! Their feeding and daily habits don't appear to have altered in the least, whilst the landscape around them has been completely transformed.


The River Parrett flowing over into the Sowy then out to Aller Moor
The River Parrett flowing over into the Sowy then out to Aller Moor, the haunt of the cranes throughout the Autumn in 2010 and 2011.


The birds are still spending most of their time feeding on the remnants of this years Maize harvest on Stan Moor, one of the few parts of the Somerset Levels and Moors which isn't completely inundated.   When the cold weather arrives however, it is expected that the Cranes will begin to spend more time searching for food  on Aller Moor as in 2011 and further afield once the flood water begins to recede. 


On the main Taunton road, where the River Tone is spilling out onto North Moor
On the main Taunton road, where the River Tone is spilling out onto North Moor


The view from Burrow Mump looking out over the flooded moors
The view from Burrow Mump looking out over the flooded moors.

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