Common or Eurasian cranes Grus grus, dancing and calling while others in the flock feed on corn


Cranes are large birds that are somewhat heron- or stork-like.

They have thicker, tapered necks, small heads and strong bills, heavy but tapered bodies, long legs, and long, broad wings which allow them to soar and glide expertly in flight. One species is a very rare breeding bird and rare migrant in the UK, but there are several others worldwide.