Common cranes nest building @Slimbridge: first time in 400 years!

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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Hopes are raised that cranes might breed in the South West for the first time in 400 years now that a pair have built a nest at WWT Slimbridge. The nest is in front of the Martin Smith hide so wildlife fans can follow their every move.

WWT Slimbridge write: “Seen at WWT Slimbridge today, something that hasn’t happened in the South West of England for 400 years, Common Cranes nest building! These birds, from the Great Crane Project are collecting reeds and building them into a nest, they have been heard making brooding calls and have shown aggression towards other birds that approach the nest. They may not be successful but these are promising signs from birds which are still quite young.”

See more nest building filmed by warden James Lees at: http://youtu.be/Cs6GJBLyRUU

See Stroud People post for more info here.

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