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Cranes Somerset Floods

Scientists learn from Cranes caught in 2013 floods

Floods on the Somerset Levels gave scientists a rare chance to study the effect of extreme weather on wildlife.

A new study shows in 2013 a flock of cranes were forced out of their usual roosts and feeding sites, and spent two extra hours a day searching for food.  Click link for full article which appeared in the Weston Morning News and on BBC news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-36638145

The Final Chapter

White Yellow Black taking off

 White Yellow Black - taking off

On Tuesday we released the final batch of 17 cranes into the Levels & Moors.

 Leading the group out of the pens

The Final Chapter

White Yellow Black taking off

 White Yellow Black - taking off

On Tuesday we released the final batch of 17 cranes into the Levels & Moors.

 Leading the group out of the pens

Somerset Waterworld

With all the latest rain and flooding causing so much disruption to the lives of so many people, one would expect there to be some change to the lives of our animals too. But not the Cranes! Their feeding and daily habits don't appear to have altered in the least, whilst the landscape around them has been completely transformed.