7 October 2015
Remarkably, a Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar arrived without ceremony in the backyard of Barb Peeren at 535 Glen Manor Boulevard, Waterloo, Ontario. This bird has obviously escaped from a game bird collection somewhere, and when I went to visit it, it seemed quite confiding and appeared to be accustomed to humans in close proximity.
It has made its way to Barb's yard and has adjusted to it and made itself at home. It is feeding primarily on peanuts knocked down from the bird feeders by Blue Jays Cyanocitta cristata and Barb has put out a dish of water for it. We can only hope that it does not fall prey to a marauding cat.
In a very magnanimous gesture Barb is inviting other birders who wish to see this bird to visit her house. Please email ahead of time to arrange a time: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish to express my personal thanks for the warm welcome she accorded me and permitted me to take photographs at my leisure.