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Liz Antliff-Clark's blog

Whar have the cranes been up to this year?

The breeding cranes in Somerset have had a very good year in 2019 and the seven fledged juveniles continue to thrive.  If you want to find out more you will find details available for each of the released birds on the crane profile pages. You can find the individual profiles by clicking on "Cranes > Meet the Cranes".  The information is correct up to the end of September.

Good news from our Somerset Cranes

juvenile cranes

The 2018 breeding season is now over and there is very good news from West Sedgemoor.  Three pairs produced three youngsters now fledged and in the photograph you can see two of them in flight.  Additionally the pairs who have chosen to stay at Slimbridge have also produced 3 youngsters, now fledged.  It has been a very good year for breeding attempts though not all have been successful.  Hop

2018 Crane breeding season

Great excitement here in Somerset!  At last Spring has arrived and our cranes are busy finding territory and preparing to nest. A few pairs are already sitting.  The persistent winter left many possible nest sites flooded so a late start was inevitable but since Easter the birds have been making up for lost time. It should be a good year and we are keeping everything 'crossed' for them.  The photo is of one pair calling together in their territory.