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Twitcher in the Swamp

By - Peter Marren

Having at last set eyes on a Great Bustard, strutting along on the plains of Extremadura, I now see that it would be wrong to reintroduce it to Britain. This bustard us Spanish through and through, from the tips of its magnificent moustachios to the flamboyant sweep of its tail. Indeed, it seems to me that your better sort of Spaniard probably models himself on the Great Bustard, copying the cool way in which it swaggers back and forth, head held high, like a grandee on the plaza, or flashes its feathers like a flamenco dancer.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist