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A Bird's eye view

Thought it timely for an update!

 

Adult crane walking back to it's nest on 5th June.  (if you look closely you can see 2 eggs!)

2017 Annual Report now available to read

Follow the link HERE  to read the report on the 2017 year.

Huge thanks to Liz Antliff-Clark, a volunteer with the RSPB, who put so much time into compiling this for the project.

 

 

 

 

BBC Countryfile - did you miss it?

 

  Image from 'Echomaker'.  

Somerset's Cranes coming to the BBC!

The wonderful BBC Countryfile are covering the crane story on the Somerset Levels and Moors this coming Sunday - 14th JANUARY.  A few of us spent a wonderful day a week before Christmas with Matt Baker, Anita Rani and the crew tracking down the cranes and witnessing the creative processess of Sean Harris and Jim on Guitar! Intrigued ?....then tune in...   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09p1sqb

 

Happy Christmas!

..And even though I realise this wish might not be to everyone's liking - Here's to a lovely wet Spring 2018 - ensuring lots of nice safe nesting areas for the reintroduced cranes on the wetlands of the South West! 

Birds of a feather...

Flock of cranes - Somerset Sept 2017

  Flocking cranes - Somerset Autumn 2017 - John Crispin.

The autumn is producing some spectacular sights and sounds in Somerset as the cranes, much dispersed through the summer months, noisily flock together to forage across recently harvested barley and maize fields.

Scores on the Doors, Success on the Moors.

Legend, Elle and their 2017 chick in flight.

  Legend, Elle, and their chick in flight. Aug 23rd 2017.

Strutting on The Tack Piece

Monty, Sedge, Oakie, Cotton, Evie and Chip at WWT Slimbridge

The WWT Reserve at Slimbridge is currently proving a fantastic place to witness some pre-season strutting, posturing, and general crane shenanigans!

Coming to a screen near you! THURSDAY 26th JANUARY

Keep an eye out - THURSDAY 26th JAN -  for some fabulous filiming at the West Sedgemoor Reserve.

Join Chris Packham and Damon on a mission to see the cranes come in to roost. 

Here it is on BBC i-Player 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c3ynm

DB