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Latest updates and news from the project

All settled in...

 Blue Red Yellow "VIRIDOR" checking out her new surroundings.

Moving on...

 The transport crates all ready....

The cranes have now all been ringed,  we have the all-clear from the blood tests, the Somerset pen is all up and ready, and the birds are good to be transported down to Somerset first thing tomorrow morning.  

Exciting times!   

Legs that go on forever....

  Some legs! Bird Green White Yellow - or D1

Spent a marvellous morning with the cranes and team at Slimbridge this week, taking the next batch of photos for the website.

  Blue White Yellow - B4

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Born to Fly....Eventually!

The 2013 batch of Crane chicks are now starting to spend most of their time in the outdoor enclosure, and are just learning how to use their wings - great practice before they move down to Somerset!

55 days and counting!

 The baby of the bunch - Black Green Yellow

I visited the team up at Slimbridge rearing the cranes on Friday.  The chicks are all doing really well - and looked in fine fettle.

  One of the noisiest ... begging away!

Othery school gets creative

 

24 cranes-a-growing

Chick D6

 With chick D6 - the youngest at 20 days old