Friday, 22 March 2013

Red-legged Partridge

The Red Leg is never easy to approach when in open ground. 
They will run away at a rate of knots or take flight and glide away if they have no other option.
I was able to sneak up on this one from the car window. Even then it was pure luck and he would never face towards me.

The Red Leg is the more common species of our Partridge. 
The rare species is the Grey Partridge, which is more difficult to find let alone photograph, something I have not managed for quite some time.





18 comments:

  1. Better shots of this bird than I've ever managed Roy.

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    1. Thanks Keith, only managed it due to the mobile hide.{:))

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  2. You must be very sneaky...you got some great shots! The ones where it is looking at the camera are really nice! I've never seen a partridge.

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  3. Hey Roy...I have not seen one of these posted on any I view, it is awesome looking bird!! Lucky opportunity to get these very nice shots!!
    You can't shoot from a motor vehicle here...that is shoot with a
    gun LOL ; )illegal !! That is the best way to go sometimes as long as my grandson is bopping around in the backseat!! : }
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, the few that own guns here can only carry them in a vehicle if they are inside a secured bag or case.
      Unless you are a Drug Dealer of course.{:))

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  4. What a beuatiful bird! I've never seen one. I think it is a rarity in NL but here the grey one is quite common.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne, its quite the opposite here as we rarely see a Grey.

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  5. Geese do the same thing. They somehow always manage to sidle off gradually, except for the Canada Geese at my local reserve of course! Grey Partridge are mythical critters nowadays me thinks!

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    1. I have seen a few out in Norfolk Jen and locally on the fens, but not very often.

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  6. You did well to get so close Roy! The best I manage to see (and hear!) is the frantic whirring of their wings as they rapidly depart! An excellent set of images!...[;o)

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  7. I lovely set of shots Roy. I'm pretty sure I have never seen one.

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    1. Thanks John. Tiny little brown specks out in the middle of a filed close together. That could well be covey of Red leg.{:))

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  8. You did well to get any sort of shot of the Red-legs Roy, I have never been successful, even in a vehicle!
    J
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  9. What a special bird this is Roy. I've really never seen this. This is also the beauty of blogging because as you learn to know other animals and birds.
    Beautiful bird.

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    1. Thanks Helma, yes they are always difficult to get close to though.

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