This little fellow has been distracting me all day long the past few weeks. he’s just too beautiful and fascinating, i can’t not stare at him!
Wish i had a zoom lens: he’s actually very close but i can’t get a good enough up-close image. Apparently this fellow lost his mate last year. Very sad because i’d love to see more of these beauties out in our pasture and yard. All day, he patrols the edges of the scorth broom, grazing on grass and occasionally flapping his wings with a metallic crowing sound. Last night i witnessed a hilarious image: a pheasant sprinting across an open area standing straight up and running as fast as he could. Hilarious! My own rooster was quite bemused.
Have you ever seen a pheasant in the wild?