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crane

large, gray, brown and white, long-legged, long-necked birds, with a loud raucous call. Includes Ballearica spp. (e.g. B. pavonina, the eastern crowned crane), grus, Bugeranus spp. and Anthropoides spp. (e.g. A. virgo, the desmoiselle crane).
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A pair of common cranes have successfully raised chicks at a former peat mine - their first breeding site in the north of England, Natural England said.
The crowning glory has to be a pair of common cranes ( birds that have not been recorded breeding in the UK for 150 years.
These sites host the majority of the EU population of globally threatened species such as aquatic warblers, great snipes and spotted eagles, as well as healthy populations of other more widespread species such as white and black storks, common cranes, and several woodpeckers and owls.
I looked up and in the blue was a flock of around 150 Common Cranes spiraling upward before heading west toward the Valley in a series of skinny Vs.