Archive for September, 2009

Autumn Census News: Russia

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2009 by Charlie Moores

News from David Waters in Russia:   The weather for this years autumn census has been incredible. The dry and warm conditions have allowed us to drive pretty much wherever the tracks lead without getting stuck in the mud which is the usual state of affairs. The flip side of this weather is that the […]

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Mark and Tania Anderson visit GBG

Posted on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 by Charlie Moores

mark anderson, birdlife south africa

Yesterday GBG was delighted to host a visit to our release site by Mark Anderson, BirdLife South Africa’s Executive Director, who is over on the UK on an extended working holiday with his wife Tania Anderson (a noted botanist), and their daughter. Mark Anderson, Executive Director BirdLife South Africa Tania Anderson Mark has been working […]

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News from Russia

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 by Charlie Moores

David Waters, Director of GBG, is in Russia and has sent the following short report via Blackberry: “The autumn census in Saratov is now underway. This annual event, along with a spring census is funded by the GBG and carried out by the Severtsov Institute of Ecology (Saratov Branch). This year David Waters and Mary […]

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GBG at Salisbury Market

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2009 by Charlie Moores

GBG stall at Salisbury Market

On the 19th September volunteers from the Great Bustard Group held a stall at Salisbury Market selling donated items to raise money. We had a laugh and a giggle and a few bets as to some items which we thought we wouldn’t sell!! The stall raised a wonderful £542.67, and we couldn’t have done it […]

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GBG’s cutting-edge…

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 by Charlie Moores

News from GBG Director David Waters: “We now have the use of a tractor and have bought our own topper or mower and a rotovator. The farmer has always been great in doing whatever we wanted, but it had to fit in with his other work, and tended to be done by huge machines at […]

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Qinetiq tidies up the GBG!

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 by Charlie Moores

Qinetiq staff at what’s officially known as the Bustard Site on Salisbury Plain (Qinetiq are a huge company working in the defence industry and have several sites across south Wiltshire) have tidied up the GBG image by taking our rather scuffed blue Landrover for a few days and – in their own time – have […]

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GBG blog co-ordinator interview online

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 by Charlie Moores

Just in case any GBG members are wondering who it is that has taken on the task of co-ordinating the new(ish) GBG blog there’s an online interview on the Nature Blog Network (posted 31 August) which answers all – and which also carries a rather nice photo of David Waters taken at the British BirdFair. […]

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