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Archive for July, 2012
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
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 [...]
Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor
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. The project aims to determine the diet of great bustards in the UK and investigate changes between seasons. We will [...]