Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) at Sultanpur. Photo: J.M.Garg 2007

Sarus Crane at Sultanpur. Photo: J.M.Garg 2007

Cranes are a clade (Gruidae) of large, long-legged and long-necked birds in the group Gruiformes. There are fifteen species of crane in four genera. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America. […] They are opportunistic feeders that change their diet according to the season and their own nutrient requirements. They eat a range of items from suitably sized small rodents, fish, amphibians, and insects, to grain, berries, and plants.*

Erm. Wait a minute. I think we Googled the wrong crane there. Let us start again.

According to BBC Cambridgeshire, a crane has fallen into the marina at the Fish & Duck at Little Thetford. The crane driver managed to jump clear. Cambridge News also carried the story.

*From Wikipedia Crane (bird)