Bird ident needed (again)

Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
1 Oct 2019 10:42PM
Is that a pingwing ?

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peterjones 17 4.9k 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 6:02PM
Another vote for Red Legged Partridge.
altitude50 15 16.4k United Kingdom
2 Oct 2019 8:55PM
Red legged chicken stands ready to strike!
(Cat Stevens lyrics.)
Could be, if it's legs were visible.Sad
Dave_Canon 13 1.6k United Kingdom
3 Oct 2019 10:05AM
My garden large bird was confirmed as a juvenile female pheasant by an expert. It roamed around our garden for a couple of days so my wife was convinced that it had a damaged wing so could not fly over the fence. She contacted the Wildlife trust but they could not or would not help. I thought this bird would be very vulnerable to predators and 1st Oct was the start of the pheasant shooting season. The next day we found the odd shrub flattened and just a few pheasant feathers in the corner of the garden. I suspect the culprit was a fox. I am not sure how the fox got in; how high do they jump? The lowest point of our fence is 6 feet.

chase Plus
14 1.3k 272 England
3 Oct 2019 5:31PM

Quote: how high do they jump?

Dave, my neighbour had a 10-12 foot fence around his chicken coop, sadly now there are no more chickens. Don't think it's a case of actually jumping all the time, they can climb, a 6 foot fence would prove little or no barrier. My neighbour now has a roof on his new chicken coop.
Dave_Canon 13 1.6k United Kingdom
3 Oct 2019 5:46PM
Janet, thanks. It was almost certainly a fox then.


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