As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Farmer attempts to bring back rare bird

27 January 2016 Last updated at 19:09 GMT

A County Down farmer is attempting to bring back a bird that has not been seen in the fields of Northern Ireland for several decades.

The grey partridge was once common, but changes in farming and its own tendency to stick up for itself in a fight, saw its numbers dwindle until it was declared extinct in Northern Ireland.

BBC News NI's Agriculture and Environment correspondent Conor Macauley reports.

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