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SURPRISE!

 

End of the road for Timitoo

Some sad news I'm afraid.

The young crane that was caught and colour ringed White Black Green on 26th July, and nicknamed 'Timitoo' has been found dead.

It was quickly back with its parents, Timmy and Michaela, and was captured on a trail camera at dawn on 28th July and then again on 29th.  See below...

 Timitoo captured on trail-cam 28th July closely followed by...

The youngest of the bunch

 

Welcome to the New Generation

 Alison with 8 wk old crane - nicknamed 'Javi'.

Wonderful to catch and colour ring one of the new generation of cranes on the Somerset Levels and Moors this morning.

 Javi showing its ring combination White Red Green

Baby's first footprints

crane prints

 Parent and baby crane footprints - 10th July 2018

A Bird's eye view

Thought it timely for an update!

 

Adult crane walking back to it's nest on 5th June.  (if you look closely you can see 2 eggs!)

2017 Annual Report now available to read

Follow the link HERE  to read the report on the 2017 year.

Huge thanks to Liz Antliff-Clark, a volunteer with the RSPB, who put so much time into compiling this for the project.

 

 

 

 

Happy Christmas!

..And even though I realise this wish might not be to everyone's liking - Here's to a lovely wet Spring 2018 - ensuring lots of nice safe nesting areas for the reintroduced cranes on the wetlands of the South West! 

Birds of a feather...

Flock of cranes - Somerset Sept 2017

  Flocking cranes - Somerset Autumn 2017 - John Crispin.

The autumn is producing some spectacular sights and sounds in Somerset as the cranes, much dispersed through the summer months, noisily flock together to forage across recently harvested barley and maize fields.