Red legged partridges

Red legged partridges in the back garden
Slowly but surely the bird count at our new QTH is creeping up, although we see fewer small birds than at the old QTH on the village edge. This is a bit puzzling as we have plenty of trees, orchards and shrubs around and we put nuts out in the feeders. We do have a pair of red legged partridges that come in the garden most days. They seem to live in the close.

All my antennas (40m-70cm) are at one end of the garden and don’t spoil the garden view at all.

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cambridge, England.

One Response to “Red legged partridges”

  • Ian Stewart G1ims:

    Roger. We live close to a farmer who breeds these partridges for shooting parties on his land in the season. Whenever a shoot takes place to avoid it I find some of them hiding in my back garden. Ian

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