Friday, 9 October 2015

Pheasant - Opportunists

I watched these immature pheasant from a bird hide the other day. The hide has bird feeders directly outside. Pheasant ever the opportunist, wait until small birds feed from the feeders and some grain falls to the ground and they pick it up.










Then a Cock Pheasant arrives and helps himself.





26 comments:

  1. The marking and colour of Pheasants is so beautiful. Greaat iages of them

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  2. ...beautiful photos! I enjoyed this post. I've only seen a pheasant once in the wild, and that was in Michigan. They were introduced years ago to our area, and they are often introduced during hunting season to hunting parks, but they've never populated our area.

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    1. Thanks Kelly, yes introducing them for shoots is good in some ways.
      To keep land for such purposes also provides a good habitat for wildlife generally.
      Many also escape from the area and populate the rest of the countryside.

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  3. I love the plumage of the immatures even more than the cock, although he is certainly a fine-looking creature!

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    1. Natures way again Wilma, the females need more camouflage for nesting and looking after their young.

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  4. Deux rencontres extraordinaires, quelle chance !
    Les photos de la femelle sont extra, bravo Roy
    Bises et bon WE

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  5. I miss the cock pheasant which used to come in my garden for a peanut feast. Maybe one will come when the weather gets colder.

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    1. That is very likely John, not too cold though I hope.

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  6. A wide variety of expressions, from grumpy to grumpy!

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    1. Thanks Carol, yes I was very close to them looking out from a bird hide.

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  8. The young pheasants are very attractive but the cock pheasant is superb. I've never realised before how many different patterns they have in their plumage.

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    1. Cock pheasants come in many different colours D.
      I like the really dark green/black ones but rarely get to see them.

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  9. Beautiful photos - I rarely see pheasants here in France but always see them when I'm over in England!

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  10. Both the male and female pheasant you put beautifully on the photo.
    The woman I never get in the picture but I enjoy photos of you here.

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  11. I had a pheasant today in my garden under the peanut feeder :) Also took a walk through a field that has been recently harvested - corn and there was several in this field along with hundreds of crows and many seagulls.

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    1. It's a great time now for something different Lyn.

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  12. They're beautiful birds! I often saw them in Porvoo, bet rarely see them in Espoo.

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