Archive for April, 2011

GBG Director in Russia

Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 by Suzy

After a 3.30 am start and  an hours census GBG Director David Waters was delighted to attend a performance of Cinderella this afternoon, sales gamely performed by the pupils of School Number 1 in Krasny Kut. Keen supporters of the Great Bustard project the school is preparing for several of its pupils and teachers to […]

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Who is following who?

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by Suzy

Yesterday evening David Waters, troche GBG Director – who is currently conducting the Spring census in Russia, viagra photographed this male Great Bustard footprint left as the bird crossed a muddy track. Right next to the Bustard footprints were a set of fox tracks crossing back and forth as the fox followed the path of […]

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Krasny Kut work party

Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 by Suzy

The pupils and teachers of Krasny Kut School Number 1 this week formed a work party at Diakovka Field Station in Russia. The group cleaned out the rearing room and cleared all old vegetation from the pens in preparation for the coming year’s egg rescue. GBG thank the school for their continued support and hard […]

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Great Bustard Cabinet Plate up for auction

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 by Alex Stott

Great Bustards have been a part of British culture for hundreds of years, try and occasionally feature in art and heraldry. Great Bustard supporter John Bray is auctioning a Cabinet Plate featuring a Great Bustard and is generously donating part of the proceeds to the Great Bustard Group. The Cabinet Plate was manufactured at Cauldon […]

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Cycle to Saratov: April update

Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2011 by Alex Stott

This month, help our teams have reached the halfway point, the two markers on the map becoming one, as their paths cross. Once again taking to their bikes, our volunteers have sped around Wiltshire and burnt away calories in the gym. The aim is to cycle the same distance as Great Bustard chicks must travel […]

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Fergus pecks again!

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 by Suzy

Four brave teachers from Kingdown Community School In Warminster visited the Project Site today then paid Fergus a visit in his aviary at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover. Fergus as always made his guests very welcome and posed for photographs whilst keeping a close eye on his companions. [nggallery id=92] Tom Morgan (Head of […]

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Cycling to Saratov update

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 by Suzy

The GBG Cycling to Saratov team met on Sunday morning at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover for a cracking ride-out to mark the halfway point of their challenge. [nggallery id=91] Supporters cheered the team on as they left to follow a scenic trail through the nearby villages. Stopping at several pubs en route for […]

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Hungary Threatened with Court Action Over Bustard Habitat

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011 by Alex Stott

An EU LIFE project set up to help protect the Great Bustard in the Kiskunsag region used EU money to reduce Great Bustard mortality by removing sections of power lines through the key Great Bustard areas. The Hungarian authorities then allowed a new power line to be built through a known Great Bustard area without […]

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Join us for our Cycling to Saratov Ride-Out at the Hawk Conservancy this Sunday (10th April) at 11.30am.

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 by Alex Stott

As many Bustard supporters may already know, medications Great Bustard supporters are meeting at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover this Sunday (10th April) at 11.30am, no rx to support the Cycling to Saratov team and have group photographs taken with Fergus the Bustards and his aviary-mates. The meet-up will be followed by a ride-out […]

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Great Dancing Bustards

Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Alex Stott

Update: Some of you may have guessed this was an April fools, and you’d be right. However, the Bustards are currently displaying on Salisbury Plain, making now a fantastic time to visit. Why not book a trip to come and see them? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTqF0mAP2JY Ground-breaking research by the Great Bustard Group this week has found that […]

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