Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cranes on Nene Washes RSPB

The full-sized juvenile on the left is probably the same bird which was successfully reared on the Washes reserve this summer by the pair on the right (it is very tall, so most likely a male). I remember when it was one of a pair of tinamou-like fluffy youngsters: one of my best birding memories of the year. When I first came to Peterborough in 2000, Cranes were still very rare visitors. In the last few years they have become year-round residents, and in the last couple of weeks the numbers in the Nene Washes area have risen to the teens.

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