Still currently in England.
On Wednesday I enjoyed and afternoon birdwatching with my friend Bruce Martin.
I first met Bruce when I was eleven years old and he has been there ever since (along with his wife Gwen who sadly passed away last year) to help and encourage me during my life working in nature conservation.
The Ouse Washes at Welches Dam is owned and managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and I worked there for two years from the age of 16 when I left school. In fact one of the hides that we sat in, I helped to build 30 years ago!
We saw a nice variety of birds (many of which spend their summer with us in Northern Scandinavia) including a pair of Common Cranes
One of the cranes has colour rings on its legs and is a bird released as part of a re-introduction project.
This particular individual is a female called Beatrice.
What is this?
- Sex: Female
- Date of Hatching (birthday): 28 April, 2011
- Date of Release: 22 August, 2011
- Tracking Tag: Radio tracking
- Status: Alive, paired with an un-ringed bird. No known breeding attempts. Been in East Anglia since Spring 2015
You can read more about this bird hear http://www.thegreatcraneproject.org.uk/cranes/meet-the-cranes-2011/beatrice