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Visitor [Mar. 13th, 2016|04:34 pm]
Tony Grist


We had this person visit our bird feeder this morning. The picture hardly does him justice- the neck shimmering from deep purple to sea green, the body from bright bronze to shocking pink. And to think some people are crass enough to shoot his kind for fun!
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[User Picture]From: chochiyo_sama
2016-03-13 05:04 pm (UTC)
We have tons of them around here. The males are particularly gorgeous. I could never shoot one or eat one either. I would rather see them strutting around.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-13 05:19 pm (UTC)
I suppose there's someone nearby who raises them for sport. I've seen pheasants on our property before, but not very often.
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[User Picture]From: topum
2016-03-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
What a beauty!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-13 05:39 pm (UTC)
I don't believe I've ever been able to study a live pheasant at such close quarters before.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-03-13 05:49 pm (UTC)
I could do without him and his wives and children constantly trying to throw themselves under my wheels, mind.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-13 07:28 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. No road sense, pheasants...
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2016-03-13 08:57 pm (UTC)
yup dumber than chickens

but they are pretty
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[User Picture]From: porsupah
2016-03-13 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'm always fascinated by their profound disdain for flight. =:) They'll happily go on lengthy cross-country walks, especially in small groups, only resorting to flying if absolutely necessary.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-13 07:30 pm (UTC)
I think it must take quite a lot of energy to get such a heavy body off the ground.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2016-03-13 06:21 pm (UTC)
The picture hardly does him justice- the neck shimmering from deep purple to sea green, the body from bright bronze to shocking pink.

He's impressive even in a photograph!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-13 07:33 pm (UTC)
The picture was taken through a not very clean window. I've increased the definition and saturated the colour but it still doesn't really do him justice.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2016-03-13 08:46 pm (UTC)
What a handsome fellow! They were an introduced species and not native to England, right? I know there is a variety of ring-necked pheasant native to North America but this one looks more colourful than the kind I have seen.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-13 09:11 pm (UTC)
I believe They originate in central Asia but they've been here since Roman times. Yes, That surprised me too. I thought they were a much more recent import.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2016-03-13 09:56 pm (UTC)
That IS surprising! I would have thought the were introduced much more recently also.
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[User Picture]From: arielstarshadow
2016-03-13 11:45 pm (UTC)
He's quite handsome! I had the pleasure of getting to see some of his distant cousins from Hawaii during my vacation there, and they were quite pretty as well!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-14 09:16 am (UTC)
They're a good looking family.
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[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2016-03-14 09:02 am (UTC)
His beautiful! I've never seen one IRL.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-03-14 09:16 am (UTC)
They're a common sight over here, but I don't believe I've ever got this close- not to a wild one anyway.
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[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2016-03-14 09:26 am (UTC)
I wouldn't shoot anything for fun, but you have to admit, pheasant is mighty tasty!
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