The grey partridge is a British ground-nesting bird which inhabits grassland, arable farmland, hedgerows and field margins. That makes it an ideal quarry for the rough shoot enthusiast. As numbers have declined the rearing of these birds has frequently been replaced by the red-legged partridge, which is now common throughout Scotland and is reared on many shoots, and thereby adding diversity to the traditional driven shoots.
The red-leg is also known as the French Partridge, and its habitat is similar to the Grey Partridge, which is mainly on open farmland.
Partridge hunting season is 1st September – 1st February.