Archive for April, 2010

GBG members Meeting

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Last Thursday’s ‘Friends of the Bustard’ meeting at the Bustard Inn, treatment Rollestone was a huge success with David Waters and Al Dawes giving a lively presentation on their recent trip to China. Updates were also given on the released birds and forthcoming events were discussed.

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The GBG goes to Chew Valley

Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Release-site Manager Al Dawes and Otis Editor Charlie Moores went to Somerset’s Chew Valley Lake on Saturday (April 24th) as part of our ongoing efforts to take the GBG to as wide an audience as possible. Lakeside Optics (part of the London Camera Exchange group) very kindly supplied us with a position to set […]

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Update from Russia: 25 April 2010

Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters sent a last update from Russia before returning to the UK (and his thoughts are again on Salisbury Plain…) “I had a frustrating day in Moscow yesterday, clinic chasing documents, and having to get people to return to work on Saturday to allow me to collect them. In the evening I […]

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Update from Russia: 24 April

Posted on Saturday, April 24th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters is on the last leg of a spring Great Bustard census in Saratov, search Russia: “Yesterday was my last day of census, look or rather half day. We were cautious about getting stuck so at lunchtime I headed into the city of Saratov for a meeting with Dr Anatoly Khrustov at […]

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Update from Diakovka, Saratov, Russia

Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters is in Russia surveying for Great Bustards. He’s sent a short update: “The good weather continues, rx but it is still a challenge to get around the fields due to mud. There really are no stones here – none at all. If the ground is just a little wet, this the […]

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Quiz Night cancelled

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Please note that we have been compelled to cancel the Quiz Night planned for this Thursday 22nd April. Apologies for the late decision, story but with members stuck abroad we’re simply unable to put the Night on. We will announce an alternative date in the near future.

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Russian bustard survey update: 20 April 2010

Posted on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters is in Saratov, web Russia monitoring Great Bustards, and has sent the following short report via iPhone: “A glorious day. I wish I had put on my felt sun hat rather than my deer stalker. However a day of brilliant sunshine and a light breeze is not enough to dry the […]

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It’s hotting up at the release-site

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

On Sunday, 18th April, Red 28 (a female) was back at the release-site. She hasn’t been seen here since she left after release in 2008. This morning, Yellow 22 (another female) was at the site for the first time in a year or so. Yellow 07 was displaying, ’til he was fit to burst, to […]

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PUB TEAM CHALLENGE

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2010 by Lynne Derry

Last night was the first round of Enterprise Inn’s Pub Team Challenge at the Bustard Inn. As the reigning champions we couldn’t go out in the first round! There were only 16 people at the quiz but we made sure it sounded like more. We were low on numbers as Dave is in Russia for […]

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GBG and Plain Action

Posted on Thursday, April 15th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The GBG was pleased to be represented today at a meeting of many of the beneficiaries of ‘Plain Action’, mind a rural development programme operating across the Salisbury Plain area and into part of Hampshire. The meeting was held in Ludgershall and we took the opportunity to network and spread our message to a wide […]

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