Archive for July, 2012

Bustards in mustard

Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Appropriately, bustards love mustard. A small plot was sown at our release site a few weeks ago, and the bustards in the area have been enjoying it ever since. Click on the two links below to see videos of feeding bustards and even a male flapping his wings. Bustards in mustard 1 Bustards in mustard 2

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Caught on camera part 2: the bustards

Posted on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

The habitat at the main bustard release site is looking better than it ever has before, and the bustards are responding. There are always bustards in or around the enclosure – the biggest group we have recorded this summer included eight birds of a wide range of ages. Camera traps within the enclosure have recorded a […]

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Great bustard dietary study

Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Great bustards feeding on volunteer oil seed rape leaves in a stubble field, October 2011. Photo © David Kjaer. This week we are starting fieldwork as part of a new study on the diet of great bustards in the UK. This is an important topic where there are currently some substantial gaps in our knowledge. […]

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