Not a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
FRENCH PARTRIDGE LAYING IN A TEAL’S NEST
The following curious circumstance was remarked in the summer of 1871, by a gentleman, who, as a sportsman, is well acquainted with both species. Having flushed a teal from her nest among the marram grass on the sandhills at Dunwich, Suffolk, he found, to his surprise, that it contained not only four or five teal’s eggs, but as many of the French partridge.
H Stevenson, “Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society 1871-72