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Four go exploring.

  Spring Time Cranes in Somerset. (John Crispin)

I received some amazing news whilst collecting eggs in Germany that four of our intrepid cranes had made it across the Polden Hills and spent the night roosting at the Somerset Wildlife Trust site at Catcott Lows on April 19th.   They were also spotted flying above Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve.  We think the four birds were Clarence, Mennis, Reg and Chris - but reports are still a bit sketchy as the birds and ring combinations were sadly a little distant.  They have now returned with the rest of the group and have most recently been seen from the River Parrett Trail river bank path feeding on Aller Moor.

I hope they do it again soon!

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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.