January 11, 2006

The birds and the trees

In one of those random thoughts moods again, so here goes (thought about it last night on the atomic pub crawl).

Has anyone ever seen a partridge in a pear tree? In fact, come to think of it, I don't even know what a partridge looks like (according to Penny it's smaller than a pheasant).
I'm not even sure if I've seen a pear tree either (Stefan reckons that pears could even grow from the ground!)

My point is, I think the "12 days of christmas song" gets our hopes up about wonderful birds in trees (that might not even exist).
Also, when was the last time anyone got 5 gold rings on the fifth day- or any day for that matter! I'm tempted to try and sue the songwriters for false advertising. Does anyone know who wrote it?

Anyway, if anyone sees either a partridge (10 points), a pear tree (5 points) or a partridge in a pear tree (100 points) then take a picture and let me know! (P.S. no pics from google U cheats!)


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  1. There is a pear tree in my garden in south london! They do exist!

    But Partridges…Who knows?

    11 Jan 2006, 13:51

  2. Well I have a pear tree in my garden (but i do live in the middle of the countryside) and i have seen a few partridges now and then along country lanes but never in my pear tree!! I do however have a resident squirrel (that my dog likes to chase away) in the pear tree!!

    11 Jan 2006, 14:46

  3. Don't get me started on false advertising! I'd have a field day on christmas, false advertising in itself.

    12 Jan 2006, 15:41

  4. u love climbing trees gavin…it shouldnt matter wot the residents are like

    i miss u gavin

    09 Feb 2006, 23:08

  5. Beamer

    PARTRIDGE

    Partridges are small to medium-sized (15-45 cm/6-18 in long) birds in the
    pheasant and quail family, Phasianidae. They include primarily the 40 to
    45 species of the genera Perdix, Alectoris, and Francolinus. Partridges
    are distributed over much of Africa and Eurasia, from sea level to 4,600 m
    (15,000 ft), and occupy a wide variety of habitats. Plumage patterns vary
    considerably, with browns and red brown, as well as black and gray,
    predominating. Like other galliforms, they are primarily terrestrial, often
    moving about in small coveys. Nests are shallow depressions in the ground
    lined with grass and twigs. Usually 4 to 12 eggs are laid, and the
    precocial young leave the nest after hatching.

    Native to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, two species have been
    successfully introduced in North America. The name partridge is also
    sometimes associated with grouse, the bobwhite, and quail.

    HISTORY
    The partridge was first introduced to North America in 1889, when the gray
    partridge was brought into Virginia. In the early 1900s, the same bird was
    introduced in the Alberta, Canada area.

    Both types of North American partridges are 10-14 inches long and weigh
    less than 1-pound. Both sexes of the partridge tend to look alike.

    The partridge is a fast bird. Using his deep chest to propel himself,
    the partridge can scurry across the ground at quick speeds to avoid predators.

    Partridges exist on a diet of insects and various greens. This bird most
    often forages for food in areas close to home. But Stray to close to it’s
    favorite home and you may get foggled. They are potective of thier nesting
    area. Partridges can often be found on the ground.

    TODAY
    Today, both species of the partridge live in abundance in North America.
    Hunting season is open on both varieties of the partridge, and the bird
    is considered a treasured catch.

    03 Feb 2007, 07:40

  6. emzy

    i think your fact is quite true i think you should sue haha!!

    04 Feb 2007, 01:28

  7. emzy

    oh sorry one last thing who is beamer he knows his/her stuff haha

    04 Feb 2007, 01:30

  8. browne_2k7

    fuck nos wt tht was fuckin on bout boxed me ed in a bit tht did inabit!!!

    26 May 2007, 23:46


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