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Sherbert

Profile Picture and Leg Ring Combination Code

Blue Yellow Black
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • 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: Female
  • Date of Hatching (birthday): 27 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: As a chick, Blue Yellow Black's  (Sherbert’s) favourite pass-times were having a bath and eating slugs. However, a slug-induced choking incident in June caused her to lose her appetite for them somewhat.   She’s a bit of a bully to be honest, and can be very aggressive.  She is the sibling of White Blue Black. She has been fitted with a back-pack data logger, as well as the leg-mounted radio tag.  Sherbert  - as she has been named by North Petherton Community School-  is one of the group of 9 juvenile birds that broke away from the main flock to spend December on Kingsmoor near the village of Illchester. July 2015: Sherbert 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: Sherbert 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. She 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 and identify during the breeding season.  Nov 17: Remained with the flock in Somerset throughout the year.

Crane Champions

  • North Petherton Community Primary School

Photos of Sherbert

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