1. This years released birds are mixing in with the older birds, and more excitingly with the wild bred chicks. We have at least three wild chicks from the 2017 season which have joined the population. The birds are forming groups and then some are splitting up, before reforming. This makes counting tricky but groups or correctly, Droves, of over 30 birds have been observed. 

     

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Adrain Wells presents GBG Director Ruth Manvell with a cheque from the Wiltshire Branch of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO). The charity quiz held at the Wiltshire Constabulary HQ raised over £500. The proceeds have been shared between the GBG and Julia’s House. A big thank you to Adrain and the retired […]

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Recent study in India

A recent study in India has suggested the endangered Great Indian Bustard benefits from recently ploughed and cultivated land. It also makes a specific note about the importance of Lucerne or Alfalfa. The GBG has long questioned the once perceived wisdom of Great Bustards needing large areas of grassland, and it seems the Great Indian […]

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