Cock Pheasant

Hi Folks ,Had a wander around the woods today did get a couple of pics of the GSW at the feeding post I put up a week or so back,but on the way

home came across this old guy wandering down the side of the road(one of lucky ones "so far" to have been missed by the massed guns of local

farmers)couldnt help thinking how colourful he looked,so I had to hang out the car window and take a few pics,(hence the not so good quality)

 

 

 

 

  • Evening Des,  what a handsome male Pheasant, lovely colours and a good photo if, as you say, you shot it (not literally ! )  from the car.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Thanks Hazel,yes I was hanging out the car window trying to use the mirror as a lens rest and hoping no other traffic came for a few mins.

    Des

  • In reply to doggie:

    Thanks Alan,I think they are more colourful than we sometimes appreciate untill we look.

    Des

  • In reply to bonsaiman:

    Lovely pics that show the colours off beautifully.

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    thanks Linda

    Des

  • In reply to bob's_retired_now:

    Yes I know what you mean Bob .see dozens along the road providing dinner for the local crows ,especially when the keepers release them all together,they head for humans for the first week or two thinking they are going to be fed ,oh how wrong they can be.!!!

  • In reply to bonsaiman:

    One of our most colourful birds the Male Pheasant i think. Fantastic colours. Nicely spotted Des.

  • In reply to LostnSpace2011:

    One of the reasons so many are on the road is that there are some useless, lazy so-called Gamekeepers around who feed them more or less  roadside because they can't be bothered to walk!

    That means they more or less throw themselves at a car when they hear it coming because they think it's feed!

    I routinely have about 40 in my garden every day.  They wait for me to do the bird feeders to clear up the seeds that spill and I've 8 hens that follow me.  

    A bird in the hand can make an awful mess!

  • In reply to LostnSpace2011:

    Thanks Lostnspace,as I said to Alan earlier,they are more colourful than you think,but when you really look at them they are a magnificant bird for colour.

    Des

  • In reply to northernlass:

    Hi northernlass ,totally agree with you on the keeper front,and the relationship between humans and food,thats why the first few weeks that the shooting starts,they cant miss them,they very nearly sit on the end of the barrell untill it dawns on them that maybe food isnt coming but something nasty is .

    Des