Bustard on the move

Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2011

Black 6 in Devon, 06/11/11

This year’s released birds have been out for 8 weeks now, and most are starting to roam more widely around their original release sites. One has been rather more adventurous! Black 6 was last seen by project staff on the day of her release. She spent a couple of weeks on a neighbouring farm, but then went off the radar. On dawn of 5th November, a great bustard was seen flying south from Portland Bill in Dorset, and then the following lunchtime we received a report of Black 6 in a field at South Huish, near Kingsbridge in Devon. She flew north an hour later, and we’re hoping that more sightings in the near future will help us track her journey.

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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.

3 Responses to “Bustard on the move”

  1. rona andrews says:

    that is good news that she is still well lets hope she returns home shortly

  2. Female Great Bustard No. 06 was in a local field at Soar, Devon, from 24-26.11.2011. Richard Large, a neighbour, photographed it. http://youtu.be/OdQblrTxh8

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