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Another 14 eggs start their journey

 

Later today, Amy and Harry will begin their eighteen hour road-trip back to the UK from Brandenburg with another batch of 14 eggs for hatching and rearing.  Over the last 4 days - whilst we have all been busy eating chocolate eggs, a team comprising of staff from WWT, PCT, and RSPB and our German Colleagues in the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve have been collecting crane eggs of appropriate age for transportation.  It looks like the season started earlier than assumed in Germany - and a lot of sites visited had already hatched, or were too close to hatching to remove and transport.   Another egg collection period is planned for a week's time - to collect a remaining batch to get as close to 24 eggs as possible for rearing this year.   

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Damon’s role is to act as the hub of the project - making sure everyone involved knows what is going on and that it is all running smoothly. He is also responsible for project community awareness work in Somerset, construction of the release enclosure, and running the post release monitoring work in Somerset.  Damon works alongside the RSPB reserve teams in Somerset.