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