Archive for April, 2012

Open Day beats the rain!

Posted on Sunday, April 29th, 2012 by Suzy

GBG opened their doors for a day to the public, despite the howling winds and rain on Salisbury Plain the birds still popped their heads above the grass and visitors were able to see them from the purpose built hide at the Project Site. The Group ran mini-visits all day followed by tea and home-made […]

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Great Bustard team swoop in

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012 by Alex Stott

The Great Bustard Morris side from Swindon continue to make a splash in the local press: A group of morris dancers who base some of their routines on the lifestyle of the Great Bustard bird are coming to Devizes on May Day bank holiday Monday. The Great Bustard morris group, based in Swindon, is coming […]

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David Waters sends an update from Saratov

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 by David Waters

Arriving in Moscow on Thursday evening saw a pleasant temperature, but all the ponds and lakes were still covered in ice. I had a productive meeting with the staff at Moscow Zoo about captive breeding of Great Bustards and about the autumn conference on the same subject. I am with Austin Weldon, making his first […]

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New Recruit makes Debut at our Creative Science and Technology Day at St. Andrew’s VA Primary School, Laverstock

Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 by Alex Stott

On a cold, but sunny day in early February, the latest recruit to the education team – Li’l O the Great Bustard Chick – made a stunning debut as the inspiration for the Creative Science and Technology Day held at St. Andrew’s VA Primary School, Laverstock.  Class 3 spent the day gaining insight into the […]

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The Great Bustards of Wiltshire… ..Morris Dancers!

Posted on Sunday, April 15th, 2012 by Alex Stott

Note: This is a guest post from Morris dancing troop, the Great Bustards of Wiltshire. “We are the Great Bustards of Wiltshire!” So the opening announcement is shouted out to the audience, from our Squire, Andy Barrington. An experienced morris dancer from at least two sides, and a very talented musician. He not only plays […]

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