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'Gettin' Jiggy wit it....'

Yep... its Spring - or at least the cranes think so.  Lots of bugling, displaying, dancing, jumping about, throwing stuff around, storming about with chests puffed out and bustles all bustley and splendid looking.  

   Gerald -Ye-Bk-Wh (male) and Flash Gr-Bk-Wh (female) bugling away on Aller Moor. (Thanks to John Crispin for the photo)

Artist Appointed!

 Autumn Fieldfares, Melanie Tomlinson

We are delighted to announce that after a rigorous selection process, Somerset Art Works have appointed a  artist -  Melanie Tomlinson - to work with The Great Crane Project on a commission.

Melanie is primarily a metal worker and illustrator

Fabulous sequence of Wycliffe taking flight...

A lovely set of shots by John Crispin showing crane Yellow-White-Blue (Championed and named by Wycliffe College, Stonehouse) taking flight the other day.

Rain stops play - Crane viewing dates cancelled

I regret that we have taken the decision to cancel all of the crane viewing events between January 4th and 30th. 

 Crane feeding point..... and no cranes.....

Still wet here in Somerset

 West Sedgemoor from the railway bridge at Oath Jan 8th 2013 

It's still very wet in Somerset, with the moors that require pumping stations to remove their innundation only now finally starting to show signs of levels falling.   The crane office is in an old farmhouse adjacent to the West Sedgemoor SSSI - which is the wetest it has been in decades.

The Wanderers' Return

 What an unexpected and wonderful Christmas present!

  Chris (second from left) with others looking on!

It's a good job they've got long legs...

  4pm - and night drawing in.

Had to pop out to the release enclosures yesterday afternoon to retrieve a ladder which we need to fill up the autofeeder - which we plan to set up tomorrow to provide a little supplementary feed over the short, cold and lean mid-winter days. 

CRANE VIEWING EVENTS - JANUARY 2013

JAN 4th Cancelled due to flooding.

JAN 18th and 19th Now Fully booked

Water water everywhere

The view from the office!  This is where the water ends up if it can't be contained in the River Parrett.  Picture taken this afternoon from Red hill behind Curry Rivel looking across West Sedgemoor to Aller Moor (beyond the brick railway bridge) and Kings Sedgemoor beyond. 

Artist required for Commission with Somerset Art Works and The Great Crane Project.

The Great Crane Art Project ‘Flying through Europe’ - Artist Commission