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Common Cranes take to the sky for the first time…

A five year project to re-establish Common Cranes onto the Somerset Levels…
The day of release into the wild countryside of 19 Common Cranes on the Somerset Levels is a nail biting process for the RSPB staff who monitor and care for the birds.
The cranes are this years youngsters, hatched and reared by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge who deliver them to the Somerset Levels where they are cared

for by staff dressed in a grey gown, imitating the parent birds, something the birds have been used to since they were hatched.

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