Interesting Fact - Christmas Fact

According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds the two icons of the Christmas song, the 12 days of Christmas; the grey partridge and the turtle dove, are in alarming decline. 

(The society says the number of partridges has dropped 30 percent. Turtle doves are even worse off — with a 60 percent decline in numbers. The society warns, at this rate, the dove will face extinction by the middle of the next decade.

No partridge in a pear tree.)