Crane records in Great Britain
According to the latest findings, Great Britain reports several crane records for the year 2021: 72 pairs could be observed, of which 65 pairs bred.
Particularly pleasing: a whole 40 young birds fledged last summer, which is significantly more than ever before (2019: 26 young birds). In total, the responsible authorities currently assume a crane population of more than 200 individuals.
Since the return of the crane as a breeding bird in 1979, the population in Great Britain has developed very successfully: not least thanks to extensive renaturation and protection measures. The fact that 80 % of the breeding pairs bred in protected areas makes it clear how important low-disturbance areas with an intact water balance are for the crane.