Archive for November, 2011

Bustards on tour

Posted on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

LIFE project press release, 23/11/2011 Great bustards released as part of an ambitious project that is bringing the birds back to the UK are causing a stir by conducting their own tours of southern England. Brought from Saratov in Russia, this year’s great bustards were released in September, and there are currently 17 in the […]

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Bustard Watch 22/11/2011

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by David Waters

The monitoring team has been very busy over the last few weeks as the birds have started to move, visit this site making keeping tabs on them more challenging. The most spectacular movement has been by the bird which left the project base, sickness and original release site on Salisbury Plain after a few days. […]

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Dorset sighting of rare great bustard

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by Alex Stott

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-15826625 A rare great bustard that was released in September on Salisbury Plain has been spotted about 50 miles away in Dorset. The bird was seen on farmland owned by The National Trust near Langton Matravers in south Purbeck. Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-15826625

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Great Bustard supporter and artist has work displayed in London exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 by Alex Stott

Josephine Sumner, diagnosis a wildlife artist and member of the Great Bustard Group, has a linocut print of a Great Bustard accepted for the prestigious Society of Wildlife Artists’ annual exhibition in London, which opens on the 27th October at the Mall Galleries.The show is called “The Natural Eye” and is being opened by BBC’s […]

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Bustard on the move

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

This year’s released birds have been out for 8 weeks now, and most are starting to roam more widely around their original release sites. One has been rather more adventurous! Black 6 was last seen by project staff on the day of her release. She spent a couple of weeks on a neighbouring farm, but then went […]

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GBG attend London Conservation Exhibition

Posted on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 by Suzy

David Waters and Suzy Elkins last week visited filmmaker Ceri Levy’s latest inspiration Ghosts of Gone Birds, tadalafil a fascinating and shocking exhibition highlighting the plight of many of the world’s birds. The loss of species, and including the Hawaiian crow and Jamaican red macaw may yet help currently endangered birds, hope the organisers of […]

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