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                                                                                                       Nature Notes By
                    NOSON GYDA:      AN EVENING WITH:
                    2 Mawrth 2020    2 March 2020
                    1 Mehefin 2020    1 June 2020                                                       David Williams

                    BWYTY GWIB:      POP UPS:
                    10 Rhagfyr 2019   10 December 2019
                    14 Ionawr 2020   14 January 2020
                    11 11 Chwefror 2020  11 February 2020
                                     11 February
                    2 Mawrth 2020    2 March 2020
                    17 Mawrth 2020   17 March 2020
                    12 Mai 2020      12 May 2020                                                             f there’s one thing you can’t   France in the 18th century as a game
                    1 Mehefin 2020    1 June 2020                                                             get away from this month it’s   bird. As the name suggests it has red legs   around. They may even fly if you walk
                    16 Mehefin 2020   16 June 2020                                                            Christmas. Many people are   and also a red beak and around its eyes.   towards them fast enough.
                                                                                                             enjoying the spirit of the season   As you can see from the photograph, it’s   Partridges, particularly the young,
                                                                                                             and anticipating the big day   a very distinctive bird.  will supplement their diet of seeds with
                   Am ragor o wybodaeth neu i gadw bwrdd, cysylltwch â'r coleg ar                     Iafter much carolling. You may   In some ways, it’s quite a lazy bird.   insects as they need the protein these
                   For more information or to book a table, contact the college on                     be asking, what has this got to do with   Flying, on many occasions, is just too   give the birds. I have also noticed they
                    01970 639700  enquiries@ceredigion.ac.uk                                         nature? Well, that’s when the bird of this   much like hard work. It prefers to run if   like some leaf material occasionally. Like
                                                                                                       month’s column can step forward.  a quick escape isn’t needed. They have   all birds they also need water so make
                                                                                                         Partridges, as seen in The Twelve   no road sense at all. If partridges come   sure there is always plenty of ice-free
                                                                                                       Days of Christmas, are a delightful sight   in front of your car, they will rather walk   water during the winter for all of our
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                                                                                                       dark days of winter. Their colourful
                                                                                                                                                                   As for the popular carol, first
                                                                                                                                    way until a low enough hedge or wall is
                                                                                                       plumage giving us something to look at   found. They never hurry if they are being   published in 1780, the chances of a
                     NEW SITE NOW OPEN at Unit 1 Treowain Enterprise Park, Machynlleth                 in the dull winter days.     followed by a car as they don’t see the   partridge being actually in a pear tree
        A wide range of storage units to suit your needs                                                                                                My interest in partridges began earlier   danger. I have found the easiest way to   is very remote to say the least. They are
                                                                                                       in the year when a pair decided to visit   deal with such a problem is to get out   ground birds and even build their nests
                                                                                                                                    From Big Spaces…
                                                                                                       my bird feeding area to hoover up the   and walk towards the birds. They move   on the ground. Obviously scared of
                                                                                                       dropped birdseed. They regularly arrived   faster when they realise there’s a human   heights.
                                                                                                                                   after the smaller birds had visited the
                                                               t                                                                                                 to Small Spaces...   feeders dropping seed onto the floor
                                                                                                       which was being enjoyed by robins and

                                                                                                       dunnocks too. It was interesting to see

                                                                                                       that one would be on lookout while
                                                                                                       the other fed before changing roles.
                                                                                                       During the late autumn they brought
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                                                                                                       spread with up to nine visiting some
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                                                                                                       them throughout the winter.
                                                                                                         There are two partridges which are
                                                                                                       resident in the UK. The grey partridge
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