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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Yellow Red White
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • White

What is this?

Each crane has a unique combination of 3 coloured rings on their right leg. This marking code helps to identify the crane in the wild.

  • Sex: Female
  • Date of Hatching (birthday): 1 May, 2011
  • Date of Release: 22 August, 2011
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Status: Missing since May 2013 – presumed dead.
  • Life Status: Deceased
  • Champion Status: Championed

Character profile:

May 2011: Trinny is the sibling of Yellow Green and shares a May Day birthday with Swampy. As a young chick she was fairly reluctant to follow the crane head, and would rather do her own foraging in the pen and loves to explore.  Trinny had some leg problems as a chick, but is doing well now, and has become one of Amy's favourites.  August 2011: Trinny has become very clingy to the crane parents. She follows them wherever they go, along with Pippa and sometimes Charlie. She is a very pretty crane and is friendly to all the other birds. September 2011:  Trinny is still quite a clingy bird and particularly likes hanging out by the crane decoy feeding areas that are used to lead the birds out into the wider countryside. October 2011: Trinny is now a fine and well integrated member of the large flock of 33 cranes that are regularly being seen out and about foraging on crane-flies and in barley stubbles and on specially provided un-harvested crop areas. September 2012: Trinny has adapted well to life with the Somerset flock and she and her cohort are all behaving as naturally as any wild cranes.  They have spent the summer feeding on the un-seasonally flooded grasslands of the Moors and Levels in small fragmented groups, but as autumn rolled in the birds started to flock again and follow the harvest, hoovering up any spilt and wasted grain.  The exceptionally wet winter provided plenty of feeding opportunities for the whole group. May 2013:  After a winter entirely on the Levels and Moors, in the first week of April, Trinny disappeared and as of mid May 2013 has not been seen.  She could have flown off, or possibly joined up with other birds as there was quite a lot of movement up and down from Slimbridge in April - as well as sightings of unringed, wild birds. January 2014: Sadly, with have still not received any sightings of Trinny since May 2013, and her status remains unknown. 

Crane Champions

  • Mr Lennox's Class, Holy Trinity School, Taunton

Photos of Trinny

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