After what feels like a lifetime I am heading back to Slimbridge ready to capture the first crane chick in the South West of England in 400 years on camera!
Christine and Monty have vigilantly sat on and guarded their nest for almost 30 days now, which can only mean one thing... A chick is shortly due to hatch! But this is not just any chick. The successful birth and raising of this chick means the success of the Great Crane Project and potentially could see cranes spreading across Britain for the first time in more than 400 years.
I am excited and honoured to be filming this event, and have gained a deep attachment to the pair (since the remote camera went up I have struggled to watch much other than that)! Of course, there is a chance that the chick won't survive, Christine and Monty are still young and very inexperienced. But I have faith in this pair, who have a bond that rivals the greatest of human love stories.