On behalf of Dave who sent in an email :-
Hi, I am trying to identify a bird in my garden. It is very much like a female pheasant however it is dark brown in colour instead of light brown.
I do have a picture on my phone but it is not very good quality.
Oh I do live on the edge of farmland and the garden backs onto some land that is just left to nature apart from keeping on top of nettles.
Can anyone help?