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Conservation groups have greeted with "euphoria" the hatching of the first Great Bustard chicks in the UK since the last hatchling was spotted in Suffolk way back in 1832. Two females among a group of Great Bustards reintroduced to Salisbury Plain were photographed over the weekend with their young - a milestone in the long-term …

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Won't anyone think of ...

... the vultures?

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IT Angle

Slow News Day???

Wheres the IT angle

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Coat

Does it...

taste like chicken?

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20kg?

Sounds like there's some good eating on one of those!

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Uses of bustard in Wiltshire

1) Some bustard has made a crop circle in my bottom field. Arrrr.

2) etc.

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Can I just say...

that I always welcome great-busted chicks.

Yes, the dirty mac. Cheers.

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How many..

...times can someone mention 'Bustard' in such a short story..?

Anyway, that aside, can I be the first to welcome our newly introduced, slightly-naughty-sounding-named, ornithological overlords.. etc..

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Never mind the vultures!

Lets have a British bird on the Reg!

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Next thing you know...

...there'll be a complete pack of bustards!

Or is that flock?

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Can we have..

the Dodo next?

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Hmmmpf ?

Have any of the green wellied bird brigade actually wondered WHY a bird that builds nests on the open ground in an otherwise emptyish plain has become rare ?

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I, for one, welcome our new feathered overlords.

They look delicious!

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My God, they've killed Kenny

Bustards!...

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"The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is the world's heaviest flying bird"

That is one fat bustard.

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Bustard

I'm a little unclear on the IT angle here - is there some link between a bustard and a freetard? Or does the term bust refer to Miss. Hilton's chest area (which anyway I assume would not be free but paid)?

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Government in waiting

Can they run for election? They'd have to be better than the current set of b*stards in the House of Commons.

I for one welcome (cont p94)

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Re: Slow News Day???

In bed with your mum, AC. In bed with your mum.

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Dry Spell

"to see Great Bustards breeding after an absence of 177 years is brilliant"

Wow that's a LONG dry spell!

Is there any real need to explain the PH icon here?

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So SpringWatch is now a news feed?

It's "Gert" Bustard round here anyway.

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What - again?

What happened to the last lot then? There was a re-introduction of this same species back in the 70's when I lived in Wiltshire

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@Peter R

"Have any of the green wellied bird brigade actually wondered WHY a bird that builds nests on the open ground in an otherwise emptyish plain has become rare ?"

Nothing to do with their nesting habits, I suspect. There are many other birds with similar nesting habits, however they don't weigh 20Kg. Could their local extinction be something to do with them being hunted for their meat? After all a 20Kg bird is going to feed more folk than a brace of pheasant.

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A flock of bustards ?

.... That'd be a parliament then.

Yeah, the one with the gravy stains down the front.

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BOFH

Bustard Otis From Hell? Looks like Simon has some competition......

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"the project releases between six and 32 young birds reared from eggs"

Don't you mean the project releases between six and 32 young bustards?

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Will it blend

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