Caught by the River

Rooftop Partridge

3rd July 2010

by Mark Wilkinson. From his blog, The Badger’s Eye

Sitting in the garden this evening around 9pm, contemplating the demise of english football as the sun hung low in the west and sent it’s golden rays down the valley, a partridge landed on my chimney stack. It took a second look to be sure it was and not a wood pigeon, but sure enough, when I put my lens on it a red-legged partridge came into focus.
Now, I don’t know if this is a regular roost or a one-off, but I popped out later when the light had gone from the day and it was still there. Just hope it doesn’t get a surprise in the night from one of the local tawny owls.

Love this. On Friday, we got an e mail from a gentleman by the name of Mark Wilkinson, in fact it was a ‘Sum’ competition entry with a few kind words attached. In the mail he mentioned his blog The Badger’s Eye. I took a look and it’s ace. Really good. Mark describes it as, “..a blog to record my adventures in the countryside, tracking, spotting and photographing wildlife around my home in North East Hertfordshire”. I think you’ll like it.