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Moths at the bustard release site

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

Hummingbird hawkmoth, 14th October 2011 This summer we have occasionally run a moth trap at the release site, looking especially for scarcer species associated with chalk grassland. In eight attempts between May and September, 144 species were recorded. The most interesting of these included Scarce Forester, which has its main UK population on Salisbury Plain, and […]

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Post-release monitoring begins

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 by Andrew Taylor

Orange 15, a female released in 2004, the day before the new birds were released This year’s chicks arrived from Russia at the beginning of August, then underwent a compulsory 30-day quarantine period, before being transferred into two sets of soft release pens. This is the first year that birds have been released at two […]

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