Archive for July, 2010

Great Bustard lays 10 eggs!

Posted on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 by Lynne Derry

A female Great Bustard in captivity in Beijing Zoo has laid her 10th egg so far this year! Great Bustards in the wild normally lay two eggs although clutches of just one egg or three eggs are not unknown. Great Bustards will only rear one brood although they will relay another clutch if their first […]

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Update from Saratov: 23 July 2010

Posted on Friday, July 23rd, 2010 by Charlie Moores

David Waters, drug GBG Director, Suzy Elkins, GBG Marketing Manager, John Chitty, specialist veterinarian, and Ruth Manvell, virologist, are in Russia on a veterinary inspection of the bustards planned for release on Salisbury Plain later this year. David has sent the following update: “Yesterday the GBG’s vet, John Chitty, examined the nine bustard eggs which […]

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Update from Saratov: 22 July 2010

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

David Waters, decease GBG Director, Suzy Elkins, GBG Marketing Manager, John Chitty, specialist veterinarian, and Ruth Manvell, virologist, are in Russia on a veterinary inspection of the bustards planned for release on Salisbury Plain later this year. David has sent the following update: “The veterinary trip is going well so far. The bustards at the […]

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Ibis article: ‘Migration of wild and captive-bred Little Bustards’

Posted on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Issue 152 of the journal of the British Ornithologists’ Union, dosage ‘Ibis’, cheapest contains a precautionary paper (abstract available here) on the impact of releasing captive-bred Little Bustards from Spain (from an essentially non-migratory population) in western France (where the rapidly declining population is mainly migratory). While the authors stress that their sample size is […]

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2nd Breeding record of Macqueen’s Bustard in Syria

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The following message was posted on the Middle East Birdnet (MEBirdnet) forum yesterday by Yousef Ali Alzaoby: “Macqueen’s Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii has been recorded breeding in Southern Region of Syria SRS for the second time on 28/05/2010. Old nest was found in the same desert as last year but in a distant site from the […]

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GBG ‘Release strategy’ Meeting

Posted on Saturday, July 10th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Al Dawes (GBG, link left) and John Burnside (University of Bath, cialis 40mg right) discuss release strategies at the GBG office. David Waters (Director GBG) and Dr Dick James (University of Bath) were also present. The meeting was to look at ways of improving the existing release methods, and to find ways to ensure we […]

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Houbara Bustards in Qatar – help needed

Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The GBG has been contacted by Hassan, click re breeding Houbara Bustards in Qatar as part of a Ministry of Environment reintroduction project. If you have the relevant experience, or can help in any way, please contact Hassan at h77d@hotmail.com

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Time, gentlemen, please…

Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The ‘Friends of the Bustard’ held their regular meeting at The Bustard Inn at Rollestone last night, buy information pills and – I hope – all who attended enjoyed some lively discussion and interesting conversation. On a rather wistful note, look though, the Inn’s landlord, Roy Harris, announced that the historic and grand old building […]

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Wildlife artist Romaine Denistoun visits GBG

Posted on Thursday, July 1st, 2010 by Charlie Moores

Wildlife artist and conservationist Romaine Denistoun visited the release-site yesterday as part of a project she’s working on – and to chat with Suzy Elkins, page GBG’s Marketing Manager, about donating one of her wonderful artworks to be auctioned at this year’s Royal Geographic Society’s GBG Auction. Romaine spent time in the hide admiring our […]

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