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Pecky

Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Pecky
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Black

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): 23 April, 2014
  • Date of Release: 25 August, 2014
  • Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
  • Status: 2016: No nesting attempts. 2017: No nesting attempts.
  • Life Status: Alive
  • Champion Status: Championed

Character profile:

January 2015: During the rearing phase Red Blue Black (Pecky) was an aggressive eater that liked to stab at his food. He is the sibling of the oldest, Red White Black, hatching later on St' Georges day.  He tends to call a lot - and has been known to alarm call when there appears to be no cause for alarm....which is rather odd behaviour - but perhaps he is aware of things that the rest can not see!  He's also as mad as a box of frogs. He has been fitted with a back-pack data logger. He seems to have integrated well and remained with the main flock over the autumn and winter post-release period. July 2015: Pecky has spent the spring and summer mainly feeding on Nortmoor (Aller) and Northmoor near East Lyng, and roosting most of the time on West Sedgemoor.  The whole non-breeding flock appear to be thriving on the Levels and Moors this year. February 2016: Pecky spent a rather unremarkable  autumn and winter of 2015/16 on the Somerset Levels and Moors spending time in a flock that fed on the whole across Wetmoor, Aller moor, and West Sedgemoor. He is likely to remain as part of the non-breeding flock through the coming Spring and Summer.  July16: All the birds in this cohort are 2 years old and too young to breed so there were no nesting attempts. They have been in Somerset as far as can be ascertained but difficult to find an identify during the breeding season.  Nov 17:  Remained in Somerset with the flock all year.

Crane Champions

  • Class 1 - Martock Primary School

Photos of Pecky

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