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A name for our extraordinary great bustard chick?

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Chris Packham Chris Packham | 16:12 UK time, Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Update 03 June - the name announced
David Waters from the Great Bustard Project has chosen snowiewhite's suggestion Sarum to name the great bustard chick. It's the old name for Salisbury, near where the chicks hatched. Thanks for all your ideas. The Mole has chosen a few of his favourites too.

It's not often you get a text message telling you that a species has hatched in the UK for the first time in 177 years. But that's exactly what happened to me this week and the species is the huge, flamboyant, great bustard.

Half way into this year's Springwatch, the timing couldn't have been better.

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The fall and rise of the great bustard

Here's a picture of the little chap.


First picture of our soon to be named great bustard chick


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