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Somerset

Class of 2012 take to the air

 Two of this years cohort lifting off.

"Flight of the Cranes" Exhibition

Recent photos from the pre-release pen

 Wycliffe up close (investigating the dangling lens-cap!)

 Green White Blue in the water supply ditch

Wanderers return.

The three cranes that went wandering last weekend returned on Friday - and the flock is once more made up of 34 birds.  We received no sightings of them whilst apart from the remaining 31 so sadly, we have no idea where they were! This weekend has also seem the flock split at times into smaller groups, which were seen using the thermals created in the unseasonally warm and sunny weather to  explore further afield.

Wild cranes on the loose!

Another wild, unringed crane has turned up in Somerset - seen on Feb 6th near Frome and yesterday (7th ) on Chilton Moor (from the road between near Eddington and Burtle) and then later in the day at Catcott Lows Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve.   Perhaps it will join up with the release birds?  Watch this space!  

 

 

 

Want to See the cranes...? Book on a Date with Nature!

The RSPB is running six 'Dates with the cranes' - starting on Friday 20 January. These events will include: 

The Great Crane Project - Job Vacancy

Christmas Shoes finds a friend!

Have-a-go Cosmo

Cosmo  - having a go at Albert who is trying to feed within the pen.

Despite all this aggression, the 2010 and 2011 birds are now getting along well, and regularly feeding and roosting together.

Photo - Nick Upton  (thanks Nick!)

All loved up in Somerset

  Minnie, Squidgy and Vince - a bizarre love triangle ??