Saturday, October 12, 2013

Why do partridges walk in a line?

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When I walk in nature places in Meitar I sometimes run into  groups of partridges.
(Enlarge the photo 2x to find the three fowl.)
Whenever I startled these funny birds in the Jerusalem Hills, they would always run and hide or run away fast and take to the air.
Here in friendly Meitar wild animals are laid back and calm, as if they know from experience that no one will hurt them.


The partridges in the top photo were in this grove of eucalyptus trees planted in the bottom of a wadi.
Often I take this shortcut from home to the supermarket (or now, to the grandkids!).
It's more fun than walking on the hot sidewalks. 
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See more about Israel's partridge at http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2012/05/monastery-full-of-animals.html
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(Linking to Camera Critters.)
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10 comments:

VP said...

Love the trees and even the partridges...

L. D. said...

It looks like a wonderful path in which to go to the grocery store and or to see grandkids.

Karl Demetz said...

They learned this from the Indians...

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love the path through those trees. Great information

Pat said...

Great capture of the partridge line. The Eucalyptus grove is pretty.

Petrea Burchard said...

It looks like a pleasant place to walk.

Saun said...

It looks likes peaceful place to walk and get away from it all.

Sara said...

That look so much like parts of Southern California I've seen, out away from the cities. Must be the eucalyptus trees (and the dry brown hills), which are everywhere here too. It looks like a pleasant place to go walking, and probably is rather fragrant in the heat with the scent of eucalyptus. There are some that even smell a lot like lemon.

Spiderdama said...

Looks so peaceful. Wonderful place and great birds!

William Kendall said...

We don't have them in North America, though of course I've heard of them before.

From the pic I was looking at, it reminds me a bit of the grouse we have... they tend to be ground birds more than flying.