Photo by John Crispin
Beautiful, tall, charismatic birds, cranes are known for their exuberant dancing displays and bugle-like calls.
They used to be a feature of wetlands throughout the UK but were wiped out by hunting more than 400 years ago.
More details about the Great Crane Project can be found on the project website at http://www.thegreatcraneproject.org.uk/
The Great Crane Project is a partnership of the RSPB, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Pensthorpe Conservation Trust with funding from Viridor Credits Environmental Company.