Fergus pecks again!

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Four brave teachers from Kingdown Community School In Warminster visited the Project Site today then paid Fergus a visit in his aviary at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover. Fergus as always made his guests very welcome and posed for photographs whilst keeping a close eye on his companions.

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Tom Morgan (Head of House), Bernie Garforth and Kate King (Biology teachers) and Barbara Godfrey (School administrator) made the journey to meet David Waters and Suzy Elkins for a look at the project, both on Salisbury Plain and at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. The sun shone, Fergus fluffed his feathers and the other bustards in the pen treated their visitors to full displays. Kingdown School is a keen supporter of the Project and the pupils are interested to know more about their County bird so their intrepid teachers made the fact-finding trip before involving the bustard in their Environment Day in June. GBG thanks the teachers for their support and enthusiasm and looks forward to working with them in the future.

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3 Responses to “Fergus pecks again!”

  1. martin says:

    Is there any chance ‘Fergus’ may be incorporated to help with the breeding programme at some future time?

    Is it still two adult males ‘in residence’ at the release site?

    • Alex Stott says:

      All of the birds at the release site are now wild and come and go as they wish. And yes, Fergus may become part of the breeding programme in the future.

  2. martin says:

    Thanks for your reply. What I meant was; are the two wild Adult males still surviving okay?

    Now I’ve heard there are three more Bustards at the Hawk Trust. Are they new birds needing treatment, or females to try and breed from?