Spoonbed Hill is situated to the west of Painswick Beacon, near Cud Hill. I decided to have a good look around the area, because it looks good for Partridges, and I have seen Red-legs in the area before. However, I was really after Greys, which have eluded me so far this year. I soon found a pair of Grey Partridges near the pheasant pens in a field alongside the footpath between Spoonbed Farm and the B4037 below Painswick Beacon. Also in the area were eight Red-legged Partridges, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Common Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, a Kestrel, a Buzzard and a pair of Roe Deer (photos: © Paul Masters).