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.
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