Late Spring 2018 – Operation Grey Partridge Update

” absolutely loved having the partridge chicks and were sad to see them go today…We’ve had hen chicks in the past, but I definitely preferred the partridges, not only because they are cleaner(!), but it was lovely to talk to the children about the conservation project and use some of the resources to illustrate the issue…It was a very successful project and one we would certainly hope to do again. Many thanks and best wishes.”

Orchard House School, London

A huge thank you to all the schools who have taken part in our mission to increase the numbers of this iconic native bird. Here are some of the first partridges hatched in schools, now back at the farm where they will stay until they are ready to be released into the wild in the autumn. We’ve built their rearing pens extra-high, so they can get in plenty of flying practice. As you can see from the photos, this seems to be one of their favourite activities – and they’re pretty good at it already!

We’ll keep you up to date on their progress via this blog.