Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Look what flew in...
Something outside caught my eye. I went to the window to take a closer look. Hmmm. Several big birds had landed in my yard and seemed to be looking for something to eat as they pecked at the ground. I had never seen these birds here before...and truthfully, I did not know what kind of bird they were. Does anyone recognize them?
After doing some research, I discovered they are Chukar Partridges, know simply as Chuckars "in these here parts." (A seasonal song lyric comes to mind..."and a Chukar Partridge in a pear tree..." What?)
The stripes on their underside are quite distinctive, as is the band across their eyes and their red beak. I grabbed my camera and snapped a couple of pictures through the window. I continued to watch them for another minute or so, and then something scared them, and up they flew. I'm guessing there were 9 birds. Maybe they were looking for a pear tree?