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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.