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Latest updates and news from the project

Happy Christmas!

..And even though I realise this wish might not be to everyone's liking - Here's to a lovely wet Spring 2018 - ensuring lots of nice safe nesting areas for the reintroduced cranes on the wetlands of the South West! 

Birds of a feather...

Flock of cranes - Somerset Sept 2017

  Flocking cranes - Somerset Autumn 2017 - John Crispin.

The autumn is producing some spectacular sights and sounds in Somerset as the cranes, much dispersed through the summer months, noisily flock together to forage across recently harvested barley and maize fields.

Scores on the Doors, Success on the Moors.

Legend, Elle and their 2017 chick in flight.

  Legend, Elle, and their chick in flight. Aug 23rd 2017.

Strutting on The Tack Piece

Monty, Sedge, Oakie, Cotton, Evie and Chip at WWT Slimbridge

The WWT Reserve at Slimbridge is currently proving a fantastic place to witness some pre-season strutting, posturing, and general crane shenanigans!

Signs of Spring

Here’s a lovely photo of the 2013 female crane  ‘Viridor’  and the 2014 male ‘Pecky’  – dancing away on Aller Moor near Langport.   This is a new pairing and one to watch in 2017. 

Photo – John Crispin 04/02/2017

Update video The Great Crane Project January 2017

Damon gives an update on where we are at with The Great Crane Project in a short 1 minute video, please click the link below to open a new window to view

The Great Crane Project -  January 2017