Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Sensible Couple

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.






10 comments:

Jennifer Tetlow said...

What lovely images - I have lots of these birds sheltering at my workshop, and in the evenings they come in groups of 10 or so, and they love to perch on the stone in the yard - they're rather comical in their way of running around and gathering in gangs with a racket of alarm calls if disturbed.

Roy said...

You have done very well with these Mike, I can never get anywhere near them normally.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Jennifer and Roy. thanks very much for sharing about the Partridges around your yard Jennifer.
I found a large group of Partridges last week end, so if I get the time I might stake them out in the car.

S S Cheema said...

Beautiful photographs. Surprising to see such close ups. can rarely approach them without being in a car.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thank you for visiting and your comment S s Cheema

Chris said...

Excellent set of pictures Mike. They are not so easy to get close too and I love your header too!

Little Brown Job said...

Great shots Mike, nearest I've been is when they are sprinting across a road in the next village but then they're way too fast.

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