Archive for September, 2012

Further Russian census updates

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 by David Waters

On the 24th Sept the weather changed and we had heavy rain. The field tracks on which we drive quickly become impossible to drive on. The afternoon brightened up and the rain stopped. He big numbers of Buzzard species continued to be seen, feeding out on the recently ploughed fields. Mice, voles and hamsters all […]

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Release 2012 – the Russian-reared birds

Posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

L06 in flight, photo ¬© David Kjaer. This year’s released birds have excellent feather condition, and as a result fly very well. Two weeks ago the release process began¬†for the chicks reared in Russia this year. All were moved to our new release site, which gave us promising first results last year. The six young […]

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Autumn Great Bustard Census in Saratov

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by David Waters

Apologies for the lack of news of the Autumn Great Bustard Census in Saratov. I have been sending messages by Twitter but technology and I have our usual interface problem. I flew out to Moscow on Monday night and arrived at 4am on Tuesday. I Moscow I met with the Russian Woodcock Group – another […]

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Good News for Romanian Bustards

Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by David Waters

? Romania Takes Action to Avoid the Construction of Wind Turbines in Prime Great Bustard Habitat Until recently there had been plans for the con- struction of a wind farm within and around a Special Protection Area (SPA) and Natura 2000 site in the Salonta region, Bihor County, Romania, which pro- vides important wintering habitat […]

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