As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Video: Pensthorpe crane recovers from pioneering eye surgery

Life had become a blur for the crane whose fuzzy vision had kept him in captivity. Experts were baffled by the Eurasian crane’s unusual behaviour which saw him spend a lot time on his own and lose weight.
As a result, the three-year-old bird was kept at the Pensthorpe Conservation Trust (PCT), near Fakenham.
After a specialist eye examination, however, it was discovered that he had cataracts in both eyes and a decision was made to operate on him.
Now, he has become the first crane in the UK known to have been successfully operated on for cataracts and is enjoying a new lease of life.


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