Tuesday, 4 October 2016

R L Partridge

Odd?  Not really, shooters put them down (as in put specially bred young birds out into the countryside on farms/estates) in their thousands in England for sport shooting.  There are some keen shooters in our part of Ceredigion and this bird is probably one of theirs that has done a runner.  
I'm not sure why Red Legs are used instead of breeding our native Grey Partridge but I'm sure Google knows or Mike Hayward!  They are slightly bigger so more to eat or easier to shoot?!
It would be nice if they bred here as any partridge is better than no partridge.