Archive for October, 2010

Laying more tracks

Posted on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 by Lynne Derry

Anyone who has ever visited the Bustard Site, for sale especially in winter, will attest that one thing we have plenty of is mud. In fact the last six years has been something of a continuous battle with mud. However, yesterday’s work party took one more giant step towards winning the war. Volunteer Len Tryhorn,  […]

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Post-doc research position available

Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

A position as a Postdoctoral Research Officer in Conservation Biology of Great Bustard UK Reintroduction Project (36 month fixed-term post) is currently being offered via the University of Bath. “A LIFE+ funded postdoctoral research position is available to carry out monitoring and conservation research in the Biodiversity Lab at the University of Bath. The project […]

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Allan Goddard : Farm Liaison

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The GBG is pleased to announce that Allan Goddard, pilule a retired arable farmer who jointly owns 1100 acres near Dorchester and has been volunteering with the GBG for the last nine months, has accepted a position as Farm Liaison. Allan’s role will be to talk to other farmers and act as a bridge between […]

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Gallery of newly-released birds

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

These photographs were taken by photographer (and restaurateur) Frederic Desmette in early October and show some of this year’s birds shortly after their release into our pen on Salisbury Plain. [nggallery id=76]

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Photo: stoat attacking a rabbit

Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

The GBG had some problems with rabbits in the release enclosure over the summer, dosage but nature has its own way of solving these things. When Dave Kjaer, viagra sale GBG photographer, was in one of our hides hoping for some close up views of the new birds he was disturbed by some frantic squealing. […]

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Life Members and Fellows Day

Posted on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 by Lynne Derry

Life Members and Fellows Day Saturday 9th October The day looked like it would be a good one, viagra with a good weather forecast. Unfortunately the weather did not perform and was overcast, thumb grey and windy all day. Thankfully the birds knew they had to put on a show and performed well. The guests […]

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Karasney Kut School visit Diakovka

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

David Waters, GBG Director, link is in Saratov and has sent the following update today: “The Karasney Kut School Number 1, the organisers of the International Children’s Organisation today came to the Diakovka Field Station. They were shown the Great Bustards by Tatiana who is responsible for the incubation and chicks rearing and had a […]

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Update from Saratov, 10 October 2010

Posted on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

David Waters, look GBG Director, health is in Saratov with GBG volunteer Allan Goddard and has sent the following message: “Good weather continues. 58 Great Bustards today with a single Little Bustard.”

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Update from Saratov, 09 October

Posted on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

GBG Director David Waters is in Saratov with GBG volunteer Allan Goddard and he has sent the following short note: “The weather holds good here in Saratov. Lesser Spotted Eagle and Little Bustards today as well as Great Bustards.”

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Sad news from the Hawk Conservancy

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010 by Charlie Moores

We’ve just been contacted by the Hawk Conservancy and told that Jean-Claude, prescription one of two Great Bustards we kept there as neither were healthy enough to release into the wild, this has passed away this morning after a very short illness. Jean-Claude was over 20 years old and had only been ill for just […]

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