New tractor will benefit our bustards

Posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Allan Goddard (GBG) receiving the new tractor from Paul Shutler (C&O Tractors). The tractor we have had for the last year is to their left, and its replacement to their right.

With huge thanks to C&O Tractors, the project received another new tractor this week. It came as a replacement for ‘Boomer’, the New Holland tractor we have had on loan from C&O for just over a year. As the picture shows, it’s a big upgrade!

The tractor is one of the most important pieces of equipment we have. It allows Allan Goddard from the Great Bustard Group to prepare ideal bustard habitat throughout the year at both our release sites. The habitat management we do gives the bustards a safe place to go whenever they choose. At the release sites bustards can feed, roost and even breed. Having a new tractor with a cab means Allan can continue to do the same important work, but listen to the radio at the same time!

Categories: Great Bustards, LIFE +, News

Andrew Taylor

Posted by Andrew Taylor

Andrew has worked for the RSPB in Wiltshire for three years, mainly as part of the Wessex Stone-curlew Project. In March 2011,he joined the LIFE+ team.

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