Was really thrilled this morning to see a pair of grey partridges! So elusive around here now! Only the 3rd time I've ever seen any, compared to the almost daily sightings of the red legs!
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Wow Marjus - was this another "on my way to work" sighting?
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Thanks Sparrow! Indeed it was! I'm very lucky! Also saw 4 hares!
I thought as much. I do worry about you and your journey to work. LOL. It's a good job they are quiet roads!! Love the hares!
It's a lovely route I take! :-) Saw the Little Owlets for the first time yesterday too! Beats traffic jams! ;-)
Fantastic Marjus - we have a field of maize growing next to us - seen Hares but no Partridge. I now have the urge to don boots and go for a stroll!
Thanks Angus! Hope that you see some! It's a shame they're become so scarce!
MarJus It's a shame they're become so scarce!
Well spotted Marjus how many do you want lol, it's the other way round here we don't seem to have many Red Legged.
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Gosh you're lucky Doggie! Think we must be in one of the areas where they've declined by up to 85%!
I know it's not scientific but i can see 10-15 regular on my local patch, i saw one Red Legged the other day.
As with doggie, not scientific, but about 6 to 1 greys to red legs here. I see at least 2 pairs of greys every day, and sometimes up to 4, depending on how far I walk. I am just waiting for dryer weather, as I hope then to see the coveys. I am always amazed how small the partridges are when they start flying about!
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Extraordinary! It's good news at least! I wouldn't even want to say how may RLPs I see to the Greys!!!
Yes it would be nice to have some reasonable, dry warm weather some time soon!
What a great sight, Marjus, and the hares too. I haven't seen a Grey Partridge for years in this country. I guess the habitat round my way isn't suitable.
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Just been out to test my theory, all i found was a big black thunderstorm and got soaked lol
Oh no! Did you actually have thunder?? Not had a decent thunder storm here for months!