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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by gon2seed, Mar 30, 2012.
I think it is a photo of a Red Legged Partridge, otherwise known as a French Partridge!
Beaten to it! Where was it taken? Can't remember ever seeing one!
Thanks to both of you. It was wandering around in Penkridge with a group of 4-5 woodpigeons
I have seen them on occaision, but only ever around here*, which may suggest they are ones that have been reared for being shot at rather than properly wild ones. Fine beasts.
*map may not work...
If it is meant to show the area between Brocton Golf Club, Walton & Milford then it is working. If ours was from there it was doing pretty well on its escape run.
Heard Peregrine call round St Mary's today, twtcher at work confirmed their presence a few weeks ago! Much better place to set up home imo, plenty of tree rats to fill their bellies with and raise broods of pidgeon hunters!
There was a tiny eared owl on the Marshes
And a cattle eejit
@The Hawk posted a picture of it some moments ago - blimey.
Yes, Doxey Marshes is doing quite well for rarer birds at the moment. There are two long staying Great White Egrets (which have been present for much of 2018), 2 Cattle Egrets (been around for the last 2 or 3 months) and, more recently, a Short-eared Owl has arrived. With Little Egrets being present for the last few years, it means there are currently three different species of Egret present.
This is a tweet, with some video footage, that someone else posted, showing the owl (plus a brief glimpse of the egrets):
If anyone wants to see the Short-eared Owl, it appears most late afternoons, from around 3.15pm. It is mostly hunting between the Octagonal hide and Creswell Flash.
In the absence of a Great White Paper on immigration, how likely is it that they will be allowed to stay?
Have they come from an EU Nation? Have they applied for residency?
How much do they anticipate to 'make' per annum?
Apparently one of these seen with a flock of ordinary starlings in Penkridge on the 28th
rose-coloured starling according to someone in the village.
There's quite a few turned up in the country in the last month, a bit of an invasion.
Bit late with this, don't come on to often,sorry! :- https://www.birdguides.com/news/rosy-starling-invasion-gathers-pace/
Anyone seen any, are they breeoding?