Archive for August, 2010

From Russia with Love

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 by Suzy

The Russian smog and heat caused problems to all travellers, about it thankfully our birds took it all in their stride [nggallery id=69] David Waters reports on the birds eventful journey. Following a dramatic trip back from Russia during the worst heatwave in years and amidst thick smog from the forest fires which threatened the […]

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Friends of the Bustard sponsored walk

Posted on Saturday, August 7th, 2010 by Suzy

Wiltshire company The Tintometer Limited joined forces with existing GBG members this spring to raise money for the Great Bustard Group by undertaking a sponsored walk. A fantastic turnout and great weather made the day a huge success and we would like to extend our thanks to all who took part. Organiser Len Tryhorn, viagra […]

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We’re now ready for the new birds to arrive

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by Lynne Derry

A good day at the Bustard Site today getting things ready for the new birds, page due to arrive on Friday. John Burnside (PhD student studying Great Bustards at Bath University) and volunteer Robin Lane helped erect the new “soft pens” into which the birds will be released after quarantine. Lynne Derry and Hannah Rose […]

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Saratov Update: Re-route around the fires

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters is in Russia to bring back to the UK a group of young Great Bustards for release onto Salisbury Plain. His trip has been impacted by a severe heatwave (temperatures have reached 42C/108F), sickness and huge forest and peat fires burning out of control in western and central Russia (according to […]

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Saratov update: Russian heatwave continues

Posted on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters has returned to Russia to coordinate transportation of bustard chicks from Saratov to the UK: “Very hot everywhere – over 40 degrees here in Karasney Kut. We spoke to several coach drivers in the Saratov central station this morning and the roads to Moscow are currently open. [Thick smoke from huge […]

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Moscow fires causing unexpected problems

Posted on Monday, August 2nd, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters has returned to Russia to coordinate transportation of bustard chicks from Saratov to the UK: I tweeted this morning saying there was a smell of smoke at the airport. As it got light it became apparent that smoke is restricting visibility quite a bit. So far it is not having any […]

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