I really like Red Legged Partridge but they are so skittish I never get close.
At Dunwich Heath one of our early morning walks set a pair of RL Partridge off in flight up the path ahead (see header). What great colours these birds have the deep russet colours on their backs as they fly was very much in keeping with the autumnal colours.
Sensible why? Because this pair live on National Trust land where at least they are safe.
On the morning we left as we were packing the car the pair were near the car park and I could use a gate post to stabilise the camera.