Man sentenced over theft of rare partridges

A 28-year-old man from Pilling, in Lancashire, was sentenced at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on Friday 16 April for the theft of 12 rare white redleg partridges from the well-known Hy-Fly Game Hatcheries at Preesall, in Lancashire, last August.

Which is faster – a partridge or a pheasant?

Which bird flies faster and needs more lead - a partridge or a pheasant? I’m reasonably okay at killing driven pheasants cleanly, but I do struggle on partridge shown on the same drive at the same height. Can you shed any light on my problem?