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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Black Red Black
  • Black
  • Red
  • 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): 8 May, 2014
  • Date of Release: 25 August, 2014
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Status: 2017: No breeding attempt. 2018: Unpaired - No known nesting attempts. 2019: Unpaired - No known nesting attempts. 2020: No record 2021: Presumed deceased
  • Life Status: Unknown
  • Champion Status: Championed

Character profile:

January 2015: Black Red Black (Ziggy) is quite needy – but seems happy to be photographed. She loves the water and bathing, as well as pecking toes. She is the sibling of the youngest crane, Black White Black, Humbug. Sadly she is now sibling-less as Humbug died in November 2014, but she has remained a key part of the main flock, spending the winter on Aller Moor and Southlake Moor to the west of Langport. July 2015: Ziggy 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: Ziggy 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. Nov 17:  Remained with the flock in Somerset throughout the year.   July 18:  Remained in Somerset but no pairing or breeding attempts made.  Observed on Allermoor with the flock on 9th August.    Sept 2019:  No signs of Ziggy all year, but recorded as part of the flock in Sept 2019.  No known pairing or breeding attempts made.     2020:   Ziggy has not been seen for over a year. 2021: No signs of ziggy this year - presumed deceased


Crane Champions

  • Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School
  • Art Tea Zen Cafe, Langport

Photos of Ziggy

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