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.