Red-Legged Partridge

A quiet day today… and another day punctuated by rain. Still, a mini-heatwave is promised for the weekend, so things may be on the up. Anyway, I saw these two red-legged partridges out for a stroll early this morning.

I've spotted several more roofs at work which are home to herring gull chicks. I suspect that television reception in this building isn't what it's meant to be!

Meanwhile the surviving two chicks that I've been focusing on are doing very well. A couple of shots from today…

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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.

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  1. gdare June 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    I googled red-legged partridges and found out that they belong to pheasant family. It was my first thought actually when I saw your photos.

  2. SittingFox June 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    Nice find with the partridges. And those chicks look quite fat!

  3. Words June 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Adele, the partridges are there quite a lot, but usually hiding in the wheat fields where they are impossible to see. I'm not sure the chicks have enjoyed the recent extremes in weather, but they seem to be eating well.

  4. Words June 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Erwin, thanks!

  5. Words June 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Darko, funny that you say that. When I saw them along the path (in the distance) I also thought they were pheasants until I got a better view.

  6. Wulpen October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Lovely photos a great post