Grey Partridge

Perdix perdixPetrisenArtificially maintained

Grey Partridge – 2003-07 breeding

Perdix perdix – Petrisen – Artificially maintained Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 6 2 Breeding probable 1 Breeding possible 1 3 No of tetrads occupied 8 (of 478) 5 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 1.7% 1% Considered to be fairly common in Pembrokeshire at the end of the 19th century, the grey partridge was […]

Grey Partridge – 1994

Perdix perdix – Petrisen – Artificially maintained 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 6 Breeding probable 1 Breeding possible 1 No of tetrads occupied 8 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 1.7% Mathew (1894) knew the Grey Partridge as a fairly common resident, commonest in the south of the county. The game bag returns for the Stackpole Estate puts […]

Grey Partridge – Historical records

COMMON PARTRIDGE – Perdix perdix perdix Ice Age Bones of Grey Partridge, dating to just before and just after the maximum of the Last Glaciation, 22,000 years ago, have been discovered at two caves in Pembrokeshire: Hoyle’s Mouth and Little Hoyle. Eastham A. (2016) Goosey goosey Gander with Jemima Shelduck in attendance: two Stone Age occupation caves in […]

Grey Partridge – 1894

PARTRIDGE, Perdix cinerea Although not to be numbered as ranking among the Partridge counties, owing to the comparative scarcity of cornfields and its generally “mountain” character, Pembrokeshire, nevertheless, seems to be well adapted to this well-known and favourite bird, and in the southern districts, notably on Lord Cawdor’s estates in the parishes of Castle Martin, &c, it is fairly plentiful, and […]