Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016
Visitors to the main GBG site have a good chance to see wild breeding females with chicks. The very wet and warm summer has caused the vegetation to grow much taller and more thickly than usual. This does make spotting the birds, and particularly the chicks quite a challenge. It also means identifying individual birds from the colour or number of the leg ring is now almost impossible.
All that said, most visits do see chicks, and although our regular Stone Curlews have finished their breeding with a chicks fledged they are often still seen around the site. Hobbies are often seen now, and the occasional Montagu's Harrier. Bustard do remain the stars, of course, with a group or Drove of 8 males being seen from the hide most days.