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Rare bird seen by power station
Great bustard
The chicks reintroduced to Wiltshire were brought from Russia
A Great Bustard - once thought extinct in the UK - has been spotted near a power station in South Gloucestershire.

The sighting was made by the Dursley bird watching group at Oldbury Power Station. The group keeps a record of which birds visits the site.

It is thought the bird might be one of a group introduced to Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, from Russia by the Great Bustard Group (GBG) in 2004.

The Great Bustard was wiped out in England in the 19th Century.



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