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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code
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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: Male
- Date of Hatching (birthday): 3 May, 2014
- Date of Release: 25 August, 2014
- Tracking Tag: Satellite tracking
- Life Status: Alive
- Champion Status: Not yet
January 2015: As a chick, Black Green Black – (Cleg) (earlier colour tagged Yellow Green) was rather an aggressive crane, with a fairly vindictive, spiteful and malicious nature. He has grown into the most enormous of all this year's cranes - despite being one of the youngest. He is still hefty and a force to be reckoned with, but has also mellowed and lost some of his nasty side. His is the sibling of Green Yellow Black - who has sadly had to be taken into captivity due to cataracts on his eyes. He has been fitted with a leg-mounted data-logger on his left leg which uses the mobile phone network to transmit data - it's quite obvious at a distance. The tag is coded CLEG03 and so he has become known as Cleg (nothing to do with the Liberal Democrats! ). He was one of the 'Kingsmoor 9' - a breakway group of young 9 cranes and four older birds that spent most of December 2014 on Kingsmoor, whilst the rest of the birds were on Southlake and Aller Moors. July 2015: Cleg 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: Cleg 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. He is likely to remain as part of the non-breeding flock through the coming Spring and Summer.