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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Common Crane (Grus grus)

Filmed at Robbie Garnett Hide, Slimbridge WWT, Glos, UK. Does anybody know who ringed them?

Please can you sign this petition to stop the proposed M4 over the Gwent Levels. I feel strongly about this because it is a place I visit a lot. The damage to the Gwent Levels along with Magor Marsh and the Newport Wetlands will be irreparable!


Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.uk. There is a photo of a Black-winged Stilt,  and  the  Lesser Whistlinf Duck by Callum in the 'Guest photographer'









56 comments:

  1. Lovely captures Bob of some lovely birds.

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  2. Wow!they are soo beautiful Bob!

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  3. Hi. Really great photos. Common Crane is a really great bird.

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  4. Bob, great shots of these pretty cranes!

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    1. They are pretty aren't they Robin.

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  5. Hi. Your photos are incredibly stunning. Crane is really a great bird.

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  6. Lieber Bob,
    Kraniche sind stolze Vögel. Eine tolle Serie
    ist dir da gelungen.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  7. Hola Bob,magnificas tomas de estas dos Grullas.Un abrazo

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  8. Great photos Bob, they are well and truely ringed, with you asking that question, I take it they are not resident there, and if not , where did they come from.
    Very interesting Bob, take care, Gordon.

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  9. Bob, your photos are absolutely wonderful, I admire.

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  10. una serie fotografica muy bonita, todas las imagenes son estupendas, saludos y feliz semana.

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  11. It's fantastic to have Common crane in nesting in your country Bob. They are very beautifull !!!!!

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  12. Amazing birds, they have so many rings I'm amazed they can bend their knees!

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  13. Hi Bob and again another set of super images and what a subject, I have no idea as to has ringed these birds. All the best John

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    1. I think that they were coming home to Slimbridge, but I am not too sure John.

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  14. Hello, Bob! The cranes are beautiful birds. They sure do have a lot of rings on their legs. Wonderful photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  15. Grus! Grus! Oh Bob ,thank you

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  16. Fantásticas estas grullas, me han gustado todas las fotos. Un abrazo desde España.

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  17. They are lovely. I would prefer to see them without the leg irons - but they are beautiful anyway.

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    1. Yeah, the 'leg-irons'are a bit cacky, but is necessary to monitor each. It is because that meanness who would shoot them EC.

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  18. Uncommonly striking birds!

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  19. I'm surprised by the number of rings and, as the combinations are different, I wonder what they mean. Beautiful birds.

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  20. What wonderful birds they are! There certainly are a lot of rings on their legs!

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  21. Lovely and do like that bit of red there.

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    1. Red on the head, that rhymes, thanks Margaret.

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  22. wow - fabulous close-ups of the birds!

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  23. These birds are so graceful! Wonderful photos Bob! Greetings! :-)

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    1. Thanks Yael, what has happened to you, no more pazza pazza and MyArtYael, I miss them, especially MyArtYael?

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    2. I heard you!!!!!! Hugs! :-)

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  24. Pracht foto's van de Kraanvogels Bob.
    Wat mooi om die zo voor de lens te hebben.
    Fijn weekend, groetjes Tinie

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  25. Hi Bob

    You have made beautiful photos of the Crane birds.
    Beautiful birds, unfortunately all the rings they care.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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    1. Thank you Patricia, yes, the rings spoils it.

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  26. Great pictures! Birds have great "jewels" in their feet ;-)

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  27. Hi Bob,
    It is a dream to see the Cranes so close in the wild.
    In the meantime it is lovely to view these wonderful images! They are superb!
    Have a nice weekend.
    greetings, Maria

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  28. Hello my friend :)
    Back from Spain and I discover your gorgeous crane photos!
    I also love the Oyster catchers, a species I would love to see more often!
    Keep well and enjoy your weekend!

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  29. They have a good red cap :) on the head, Bob.
    Back from vacation
    Good weekend.
    Un abrazo

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  30. Buenos disparos a las grullas, Bob, con una definición muy buena.

    Saludos.

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    1. Hi Jesús, that's so beautiful, thanks.

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  31. Those cranes look beautiful birds.
    I'm no expert but it does seem they have too many rings on their legs ... there must be a reason for it, but I'm not sure what that is.

    Have a lovely weekend

    All the best Jan

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  32. What a wonderful grane-birds. Lovely photos, indeed.
    Hugs

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  33. The cranes are beautiful birds - great photos Bob!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Crissi

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  34. Shouldn't be hard to track down their origin.

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  35. Beautiful birds! I tried signing the petition, but it doesn't seem to work. Maybe because I'm in another country?

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  36. Hi Bob. I'd be a lot happier with your super camera-work if those poor birds didn't have such brightly coloured adornments on their legs. I know it's all part of monitoring how well these birds are doing in UK, but I hope that they increase to the point that someone agrees that it's no longer necessary to ring them, so that we can all see them in their natural beauty.

    With my best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Hi Richard, yes, it is weird I agree. But, men/women are strange.

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  37. Stunning photos of beautiful cranes! They seem to be a nice couple. Red-crowned crane, or Japanese crane looks like them, but the plumage is not slate grey but white. They are thought to be lucky birds.

    Yoko

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  38. The Cranes are so beautiful and I love that they are banded and those who care and keep up with them when need be. Have a great weekend~

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  39. Piękne zdjęcia ślicznych ptaków. Lubię tu zaglądać. Nie zawsze mam jednak czas by zostawić komentarz. Tym razem odrabiam zaległości. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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