Red Legged Partridge

On Tuesday we had a red legged partridge visit our garden in Whitnash Leamington Spa, is it normal for these birds to frequent urban areas?


  • Hi Ghlm
    It's not unknown for them to drop into a gardens for a visit but it isn't exactly usual.

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  • Hello Ghlm, as Alan says, they do occasionally visit gardens, particularly if they are situated close to more rural areas. A few years ago we had 4 R-l-Partridges in our garden and they stayed around for a month or so. They foraged pretty much the same as pheasants picking through leaf litter and the borders around the garden. Very striking birds to look at. Nice visitor to have so well done and thanks for sharing your photo.


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"