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Latest updates and news from the project

Coming to a screen near you! THURSDAY 26th JANUARY

Keep an eye out - THURSDAY 26th JAN -  for some fabulous filiming at the West Sedgemoor Reserve.

Join Chris Packham and Damon on a mission to see the cranes come in to roost. 

Here it is on BBC i-Player 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c3ynm

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Echomaker Parts 1,2, & 3 videos by artist Sean Harris

Please do put some time aside to enjoy these 3 wonderful, short films that comprise  ‘Echo-Maker’ by Sean Harris.

Echo-maker

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES!

Reward increased to £2,000

A private, anonymous reward of £1,000 has been offered, ontop of the £1,000 offered by RSPB, for any information that leads to a conviction for the shooting of the crane, known as Swampy at the end of September this year.  Anybody with information should contact the Avon and Somerset Police quoting crime reference number 5216228321  

Swampy - Shot Dead

I have some very sad news to report.  The body of Swampy, a female crane, released through the Great Crane Project in 2011, was found by a local farmer in a maize field in late September.   The body was handed into the project team, and it was sent, as with any recovered dead crane, for a full post-mortem.   The post mortem found four embedded metallic objects by CT scan, one of which was located through examination and has been identified as gun-shot.  The conclusion is that the most likely cause of death was shooting.  The details hav