29/1/2016

5 tips for successful Grey partridge re-introduction

  1. Grey -partridge -calling -wwwlauriecampbellcomAsk for advice tailored to your land before making any attempt to re-introduce grey partridges.
  2. Do not re-introduce grey partridges if you have over two pairs per 100 hectares on at least 400 hectares. Aim for a recovery project instead.
  3. Before starting your re-introduction make sure you improve the habitat, intensify predator management and provide feeders.
  4. Where there are none or very few grey partridges still present, fostering young greys to wild-living pairs and parent-reared family groups is the best strategy to start with.
  5. Reduce the risk of accidental shooting and disturbance to grey partridges during the breeding season.

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✓ The decline of a common farmland bird
✓ A safe place to nest - plenty of tussocky grass
✓ Chick survival - insect food is crucial
✓ Surviving winter and spring - food and cover
✓ Conservation targets - Partridge Count Scheme
✓ Grey partridges and shooting
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