Great Bustards

Click here to visit the Great Bustard Group website.

On 25th August we visited the Great Bustard reintroduction site on Salisbury Plain. The Great Bustards became extinct in Britain in 1832, but the GBG (Great Bustard Group) have been working to reintroduce them.

The Great Bustard is the heaviest flying bird alive today. They rarely fly as it uses a lot of energy, so prefer to walk or run. We were lucky enough to see 5 fly at the same time!



The head and neck of a Bustard are grey, with their wings and back a beautiful rufous brown. 



Find out more in the link at the top of the post.

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