Archive for March, 2010

A new hide

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by Lynne Derry

The GBG would like to thank the BBC Wildlife Fund for a grant to replace our old hide. Our original hide was put in place¬†six years ago and since then has hosted over 10,000 visitors to the project and been exposed to the wildest weather¬†of Salisbury Plain. Little did we realise when we first began, […]

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Stone-curlews are here!

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by Suzy

David Waters announces “The GBG project site offers great views of not just Great Bustards. The Stone Curlews are back and a pair are in excellent view of our new hide. Quail have also been heard, but these can be tricky to see, and the first Wheatears have been seen. The real glory must be […]

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Tintometer visit the Release Site

Posted on Sunday, March 28th, 2010 by Suzy

We would like to thank the staff from Lovibond Tintometer in Amesbury for taking the time to make a group visit to the Release Site. The Tintometer have selected the Great Bustard Group as their charity of the year and pledged to raise funding for the GBG throughout 2010. The trip, hosted by Al Dawes […]

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Cake sale at The Mill School, Potterne

Posted on Saturday, March 6th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Report by Charlie Moores, Otis Editor on 2nd March David Waters, GBG Director, and I paid a morning visit to The Mill School – a really charming, small Independent prep school set in stunning Wiltshire countryside. We were given a very warm welcome and were thoroughly impressed by the pupils and teachers…so much so that […]

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Beer is good for Bustards

Posted on Thursday, March 4th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Salisbury and South Wilts CAMRA

As well as the well known and wonderful support given to the GBG by Stonehenge Ales – brewers of the award-winning Great Bustard – the project has received support from beer enthusiasts.     The Salisbury and South Wilts CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch Chairman Hilary Bird presented GBG Vice President John Chitty with […]

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Visit to The Mill School, Potterne

Posted on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The Mill School

David Waters, GBG Director, and I paid a morning visit to The Mill School – a really charming, small Independent prep school set in stunning Wiltshire countryside – to give a short talk about the release project and the GBG. The Mill School have been very supportive of the project in the past and it […]

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