Monday, April 23, 2007

Fence-sitters

Red-legged partridge was the first bird on our garden list, when we went to view the house and saw a covey of 12 just over the back fence.

However, I believe today is the first day they've actually been seen in the garden. I was gazing out of the window and could hear some gentle clucking. Couldn't work it what it was or where it was coming from, and I eventually spotted two partridges mooching around in one of the flower beds, close to the house.

When they spotted me, they flew up onto the fence and dropped down into next-door's garden, before scurrying off like two trespassers who knew they weren't really meant to be there.