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Cranes in the Community


Spent a lovely day on Saturday at Othery Street Fair, where the return of the cranes to Somerset was celebrated by The Othery Society.  A marvelous crane nest float, complete with new hatched chicks and painted eggs, was paraded along the street.

This was accompanied by hooded 'crane parents', children in very cute fluffy chick outfits, and attendent bird-watchers.   Leading the procession was an eight-foot flying crane! 

Huge thanks to The Othery Society for taking the Somerset Cranes to their hearts and for such a lot of effort putting it all together. 

I also got a chance to pop up to the top of the church tower and see the landscape as the cranes have been seeing it - looking north east from the tower you can make out Glastonbury tor.





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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.