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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Black

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): 25 April, 2014
  • Date of Release: 25 August, 2014
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Status: 2016: No nesting attempts. 2017: No nesting attempts. 2018: Unknown this year
  • Life Status: Alive
  • Champion Status: Championed

Character profile:

January 2015: As a chick White Yellow Black (Century) was aggressive, small and feisty.  She was a bit of an ankle-biter, and was very fond of crane mum. She has matured into one of the more ginger-looking of this year’s cranes. She is the sibling of Blue Red Black, her brother.   She was named CENTURY at the Celebration of Cranes Event in November 2014, as she is bird number 100.  The winner of the competition (name drawn blind out of a bucket) was the project's very own Damon Bridge - The project manager.  Damon is very much hoping that Century will go on to leave a legacy of a multitude of baby cranes across the Levels over the coming years.  Go Century! July 2015: Century has spent the spring and summer mainly feeding on Nortmoor (Aller) and Northmoor near East Lyng, and roosting most of the time on West Sedgemoor.  The whole non-breeding flock appear to be thriving on the Levels and Moors this year. February 2016: Century spent a rather unremarkable  autumn and winter of 2015/16 on the Somerset Levels and Moors spending time in a flock that fed on the whole across Wetmoor, Aller moor, and West Sedgemoor. She is likely to remain as part of the non-breeding flock through the coming Spring and Summer.   July16: All the birds in this cohort are 2 years old and too young to breed so there were no nesting attempts. They have been in Somerset as far as can be ascertained but difficult to find and identify during the breeding season.  Nov 17:  Seen with Bombus at one stage but returned to the flock without a breeeding attempt.   Sept 18:  Century has not been observed during 2018

Crane Champions

  • Damon Bridge (on behalf of all the crane team past and present)

Photos of Century

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