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Just had to share this with you. We live in the country and have lots of wildlife, some we like and some we don’t.
Minus’s – pigeons, foxes, rabbits, rats & mice, feral cats
Plus’s – mostly everything else wild.
So this evening sitting outside on the swing seat which at the moment, due to the building work, overlooks the farmland at the side of the house, something flew straight over my head and onto the roof.
Now our roof often sports various birds, mostly pigeons, but our lovebird also sits up there, as do the peacocks, but this is the first time that I have seen a partridge fly up onto the roof.
We had a pheasant which came to roost in one of the beech trees near the pond every night, until he fell out with the nesting moorhens, who must of seen him off, because now he roosts in the willow at the bottom of the garden. If you think of moorhens, you think of them nesting in reeds on the water. Ours nest at least 20ft up a beech tree, hence the fight with the pheasant, who wasn’t actually in their way as he nested higher in the ivy ‘crows nest’ (pardon the pun). Perhaps they just didn’t like neighbours!
The partridge fly off down the garden towards our meadow, so perhaps it will stay.

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Birds of a feather flock together. Its very true too.

1 Aug, 2013


its nice to sit out in the evening and just look around

1 Aug, 2013


very interesting :)

thank you for sharing...

1 Aug, 2013


Nice blog...that really surprised me about the moorhens in the tree!

1 Aug, 2013


The rural life - sounds lovely :))

1 Aug, 2013


yes moorhens do roost up trees

2 Aug, 2013

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