Photographed by being at the right place at the right time on my lunch break, Feb.29th. The Gray Partridge is not native to North America as it was introduced from Eurasia. There are several pockets in eastern Ontario where they thrive, mainly around large agricultural fields. Photographed near Navan, Ontario. Canon 7D, 400mm f5.6L, 1/3200, f6.3, iso 400, handheld.


gray partridge, winter

Spending time in the outdoors has always been a passion of mine. Most of my subject matter is avian but I will readily spend hours photographing almost anything else in the natural world. Currently I live near a small town, Rockland, just east of Ottawa. I work in Ottawa and so most of my photography is done in eastern Ontario. Thank you for dropping by and enjoy.

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  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyover 2 years ago

    Such a pretty bird…
    I have yet to get a photo of them…

  • Thanks, Ted. Your day will come. I think I have some catching up to do on RB, lol.

    – Bill McMullen

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Bill McMullen

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    1 Image per 24hrs 2012/03/01
    A perfect capture with great techs!

  • Thank you, Magaret :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • vette
    vetteover 2 years ago

    Superb image of the gray partridge Bill, excellent focus and detail shown. Susan

  • Thanks very much, Susan!

    – Bill McMullen

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    A wonderful capture . . . really beautiful details viewed larger!!

  • Thanks, Lori :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 2 years ago

    oooh awesome capture

  • Thanks very much :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • JPassmore
    JPassmoreover 2 years ago

    Wow … that’s a cracking shot!

  • Thank you kindly :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 2 years ago

    Beautiful against the snow.

  • Thanks, Carla!

    – Bill McMullen

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture, Bill!

  • Many thanks, Deb :)

    – Bill McMullen

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 2 years ago

    Congratulations they are really cute!!

  • Thanks! It was the closest I have ever been to this species.

    – Bill McMullen

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