Ox­ford­shire head­keeper wins cov­eted grey par­tridge award

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Buck­land Es­tate head­keeper Dan Mc­sharry has won the 2017 Cotswold Grey Par­tridge Group tro­phy.

The award is given to the per­son judged to have made the big­gest con­tri­bu­tion to wild grey par­tridge con­ser­va­tion dur­ing the pre­vi­ous year. Mr Mc­sharry re­ceived his award at an event in Glouces­ter­shire in early sum­mer.

The com­pe­ti­tion is part of the GWCT’S Na­tional Par­tridge Count Scheme. The judg­ing panel was made up of 2016 win­ner Ge­orge Pon­sonby, the chair­man of the group Mark Tufnell and the trust’s bio­di­ver­sity ad­vi­sor Peter Thomp­son.

Mr Thomp­son said: “I would like to add my con­grat­u­la­tions to Dan, as there are now a good num­ber of peo­ple man­ag­ing their land for grey par­tridge and other farm­land birds in the area, so he has done ex­tremely well to be awarded the tro­phy this year.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to be­come in­volved in grey par­tridge con­ser­va­tion, email: nk­ing­don@gwct.org.uk

dan Mc­sharry (right) re­ceives his award from Mark tufnell, chair­man of the cotswold grey par­tridge group.

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