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.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Bird nests in the RSPB’s Great Crane Project hit by flooding on the Somerset Levels

By WG_SMorgan | Posted: March 04, 2014

FLOODS on the Somerset Levels could prevent rare birds that have been reintroduced to the area from breeding.

The RSPB’s Great Crane Project runs a breeding ground near Langport and aims to restore healthy populations of wild common cranes throughout the UK.

Last year eggs were brought over from Germany and hatched on to the Levels.

But while the birds are able to access higher ground for safety and feeding, the floods could affect nesting.

Damon Bridge, project manager, said: “For many local people, businesses and farms the flooding has been very damaging indeed.

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