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First Scottish farmer cluster visits PARTRIDGE demo site

03 May 2019

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On a sunny but windy day in April, a group of farmers visited the Interreg North-sea region PARTRIDGE demonstration site, Balgonie.  Along with Fiona Torrance, PARTRIDGE research assistant, the g…

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Visit from Brussels – PARTRIDGE draws attention

07 March 2019

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From left to right: Anne-Lieke Struijk-Faber (Birdlife Netherlands), Arno Teunissen (Province North-Brabant), Jochem Sloothaak (Brabants Landschap), Meeuwis Millenaar (farmer and PARTRIDGE fi…

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Scottish demonstration sites show what farmers are doing for wildlife

18 February 2019

This year’s was bigger than ever. Well, it feels that way anyhow with lots of people talking about it, plenty of chat on social media and more people, I think, carrying ou…

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Valentinstag der Rebhühner

13 February 2019

Rebhühner halten im Winter in „Ketten“ zusammen, das sind entweder ein Elternpaar mit seinen erwachsenen Jungvögeln des vorangegangenen Sommers, oder Rebhühner, die keinen Bruterfolg hatten und sich z…

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A grey partridge’s Valentine’s Day

13 February 2019

The grey partridge is one of the very few bird species in Europe that stays in a family group through most part of winter (Long-tailed tits do the same).

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The UK’s Secretary of State Michael Gove, visits the NSR PARTRIDGE demo site at Loddington

12 February 2019

Our Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, called to visit the PARTRIDGE demo site at the Allerton Project, choosing to swap the current heat of Parliament for a frosty day in the fiel…

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NSR PARTRIDGE project featured on Dutch national television for the second time

24 January 2019

For the second time since project begin, the NSR PARTRIDGE project made it onto national television in the Netherlands. In the TV show  the two-minute feature explains how the …

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Scottish PARTRIDGE demo sites bursting with birds!

23 January 2019

As the blog by on 19 January spelt out, winter can be a challenging time for grey partridge and other farmland wildlife. The modern farmed landscape is usually low on food and…

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Going hungry in empty fields? How grey partridges cope with the lean winter months

18 January 2019

For those of our farmland birds which do not migrate, winter can be a challenging time. Not only are there fewer sources of food but also less cover to protect them from the elements and predation th…

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