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Clods of earth
My friend and I set off last Sunday, a bit unsure where to go, but first of all we went to investigate the flooded areas between Alyth and Meigle, from which I picked up a few year ticks. Then we went on a drive round the hills towards Kinnordy.

On route we stopped to scan around some stubble fields and Ken asked me if I could see something way up on the stubble. I couldn't 'cos trees were in the way. So I moved the car up a bit and said "Oh I think I see what you mean, they look like clods of earth in the stubble".

But something made us stay and keep looking. Then I realised they kept changing shape. Thought rabbits then, or maybe hares. Kept taking pictures. On the screen, eventually, I thought Pheasant. Just before I downloaded, I looked again and "oh, surely not"! "I'm sure they are" .... Grey Partridge was the final result.

Not a Lifer but the first I'd seen for many, many years. But it is the first picture I've taken of any - there were about 6 of them.

How easy it would have been to just go with my first thought and drive on!

Saturday fun.
Stubble field
Airlie, Alyth, Angus, Scotland
Date taken
7 January, 2024
Scientific name
Perdix perdix
Equipment used
Nikon Coolpix P900
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Birdwatching mode
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Opus Editor
Very well spotted and captured, Delia! Not a species see often. I like the composition too.
Thanks Graham... unfortunately I was a bit slow and a bit sleepy, and I saved it before doing the title and blurb... bit long but worth it. LOL

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Focal length
357.0 mm
Exposure time
1/400 second(s)
Off, did not fire
BF Grey Partridge 7 January 2024.jpg
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Date taken
Sun, 07 January 2024 2:09 PM
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