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Red Legged Partridge

Observed: 17th October 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Red Legged Partridge, Whitwell Stagenhoe, 2012-10-17 003
Description:

About a dozen birds. Surprisingly they hung around - normally they run away.

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chrisbrooks's picture

Run away

Hi Simon, I had a similar encounter the other day (see 1st post on carousel). I can't normally get with 100 yards of them before they take flight but these birds stayed on the ground and were reasonably close, seems to be a one off. Chris.

Simon Walker's picture

Or...

...in this case a two-off! ;-)

Seriously, though, it's only happened to me once before. Then, the bird walked out onto a path a few yards from me. When it spotted me, it puffed up its feathers and just strolled off, no trace of panic. Hmm.

Regards

Si