Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor

Peace Crane by Hilary Taylor
Picture by Justin Wyatt
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This magical story has a touch of the supernatural. When an injured crane is found and nursed, something happens, something magical and inspiring...

Gentle Footprints launched- AS SEEN ON TV

Gentle Footprints was officially launched Fri June 4th at the Hay Festival with guest speaker Virginia McKenna and some of the authors

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Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Virginia McKenna at Hay Launch

Animal Anthology To Raise Funds for Born Free

Bridge House Publishing announce new book coming Spring 2010. For more about Bridge House please see their website.
This book is the annual charity book for Born Free...if you want to get involved with promoting and selling this book- email me!

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Visit the Born Free Website to find out more about their valuable work...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The return of Cranes to Norfolk

There is evidence that cranes were consumed at banquets in the middle ages, and in 1533 an Act of Parliament made the taking of cranes’ eggs an offence, punishable by a fine. The Common Crane became extinct in the UK in the seventeenth century becaue of hunting and the destruction of its habitat.
On 15th September 1979 two common cranes appeared near Hickling Broad, in Norfolk. I have not seen the cranes for myself, and my story features the fictional Horling Broad, loosely based on my reading about Hickling Broad. In 1982 a young crane was successfully raised there - the first young crane to be raised in England for about 400 years. Now there about 30 to 40 birds in the winter, with about eight breeding pairs.
Information about Hickling Broad from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust:

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to hear about a bird that lives close by. I think I'll have to visit Hickling Broad this spring....too late for the cranes though.