Crane

Grus grus

The crane was native to the UK but became extinct here in the 17th Century, due to hunting and habitat loss. It is a large, grey bird about the size of a goose, but with long legs and a long sharp bill and a red patch on the head in adult birds. In the wild it lives in wetlands and marshy woods, eating a wide variety of food from frogs and earth-worms to roots and seeds. At Wildwood you can see them out all day strolling round their enclosure that they share with our storks.

Barn Owl Ducks (Mallard, Red Crested Pochard, Shoveller, Tufted Duck)