Sunday, 3 March 2013

A Pheasant Face Off

Amongst the green shoots of the Winter Wheat I witnessed two Cock Pheasants having a territorial dispute. There was a lot of face to face sparring, but no blows were struck. 

It was finalised by a "Mexican Stand Off" and then they went their separate ways......





....but not before they had one more long hard look at each other....


...and of course a publicity photo for the local Press.


22 comments:

  1. Great sequence of images Roy, I guess that was just the 'preliminaries and the weigh in' prior to the main bout?...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes I think thats tomorrow.{:))

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  2. Great photos but also love the captions:) Did make me grin!

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  3. Commentary on the last pic: "Nah, had enough, let's get a beer"

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    1. Thanks Helena, you should be my script writer.{:))

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  4. It's that time of year. It is good that it was just a Mexican stand off rather than a lucha libre.

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  5. Those were fun Roy and well captured too :-)

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  6. A funny story, Roy. Perhaps they were just evaluating one another's chances and both made a decision the risk was too high this time! :)

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  7. Great set Roy. Had me chuckling going through them.
    The last two are particularly good. :-)

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  8. Hey Roy...Funny stuff, but I suppose not to those involved!! ; )
    Really great catch in progress...they are such pretty birds or probably handsome is more correct!!
    I like Helena comment...that sums it up : )
    Grace

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  9. A great set of observations and shots Roy. I've not seen that behavious only fast and furious chases.

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    1. Thanks John. Yes its usually chases.

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  10. Nice collection of shots Roy, the Pheasants are certainly starting to get feisty as they warm up for the real fights in the next few weeks :-)

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