Cranes fly over Luxembourg – winter must be coming!
(ADW) Known locally as "D'Krukerten" or "d'Huergäns", flocks of cranes have been spotted flying over Luxembourg which can mean only one thing; winter is coming!
Flying from their breeding ground in northern Europe, the birds migrate in about a 150km-wide corridor extending over central Europe including the Grand Duchy, heading for Spain and North Africa.
The first crane flocks could be seen and heard on Tuesday overhead in Luxembourg skies. Conservationists estimate the total number of cranes passing over central Europe during migration to be about 110000.
Over Luxembourg it is estimated that about 30,000 to 50,000 cranes are counted for each migration period.