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Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code
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: Male
- Date of Hatching (birthday): 3 May, 2012
- Date of Release: 18 September, 2012
- Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
- Champion Status: Not yet
Initially Black Yellow Blue was a very shy bird who did not bond to the crane parents. Over time he became aggressive and seemd to enjoy picking on the other birds when they were trying to rest - not the way to become popular. He has a unique walk due to one of his toes on his left food being crooked from a young age. Once down in Somerset, however, his overall disposition seemed to mellow, and he became content to integrate and forage with the rest of the flock. As Autumn turned into Winter, the cranes began to flock together to look for food, which they found in plentiful supply in the form of Maize left in fields from the harvest. All 48 have been spending most of their time either feeding in the Maize stubble or down on Stan Moor, completely unpeturbed by the surrounding floodwater.