In light of the very recent hatching of two Common Crane chicks at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, it seemed fitting that I let this image jump my processing queue. This is one of the parents taken at the nest site last Thursday. That is, about 2-3 days before the hatching.
One chick hatched last year, but survived only a few days. If young are reared successfully this year, they will be the first in the UK for 400 years.
So it's congratulations and keep your fingers crossed.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 1D X |
|Lens:||Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM + 2.0x |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||15 May 2014 - 1:32 PM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|