Partridge plunging into water At about midday on 9th February 1972, we witnessed a remarkable piece of behaviour by a Partridge Perdix perdix at Fairham Brook, a tributary of the Trent at Clifton, Nottingham. At the point where this occurred the brook flows along a straight course. It was about eight feet wide and more than one foot deep, being swollen by recent rain and melted snow. The banks are...

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