27 January 2016 Last updated at 19:09 GMT
farmer is attempting to bring back a bird that has not been seen in the fields
for several decades. Northern Ireland
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.