Archive for May, 2012

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Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 by Alex Stott

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A great Great Bustard Brunch

Posted on Sunday, May 27th, 2012 by Alex Stott

Freddy, page Nelson and BB, more about the Great Bustards at the Hawk Conservancy, had a fabulous feast today as GBG’s Lenka Panackova, Suzy Smithson and Charles Hibberd treated them to their favourite snacks while the crowds listened to a keeper talk about the birds and the progress of the Project. Bustard Brunches will continue […]

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Chick ringing at the release site

Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by Andrew Taylor

Our breeding pair of stone-curlews at the bustard release site have persevered through the cold and wet weather, approved and now have a two week old chick. Yesterday we were doing some management work at the site with a tractor and rotavator. The natural response of stone-curlew chicks to danger is much¬†the same as bustard […]

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Editor’s apology

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Alex Stott

Otis Editor Miss Suzy Smithson would like to issue a statement of apology to contributors Mr. Stanislav Khuchraew, there his family and Mrs Olga Kishinevsky for a misrepresentative caption that appeared in issues 39 (Spring) and 40 (Summer) 2012 stating that Mrs Olga Kishinevsky was wife to Mr. Khuchraew. Mr. Khuchraew’s wife’s name is Mrs […]

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Bustard Brunches off to a fine start

Posted on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 by Alex Stott

The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover is home to the only Great Bustard aviary in Europe, seek and today the Great Bustard Group began a Summer of ‘Bustard Brunches’, a rare chance to see bustards enjoying a snack, and having some fun with their keepers in the process! Brave Charles Hibberd fed the eager birds […]

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Fergus spots the Queen!

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Alex Stott

The Great Bustard Group was delighted to be invited to participate in the Queen’s Jubilee visit to Salisbury yesterday, information pills and despite torrential rain until mid morning, the crowds were out in force and the GBG team was inundated with enquiries from¬† interested visitors. GBG’s popular stuffed bustard Hercule caused quite a stir as […]

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