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.
I suppose there's someone nearby who raises them for sport. I've seen pheasants on our property before, but not very often.
I don't believe I've ever been able to study a live pheasant at such close quarters before.
I could do without him and his wives and children constantly trying to throw themselves under my wheels, mind.
I know what you mean. No road sense, pheasants...
yup dumber than chickens
but they are pretty
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.
I think it must take quite a lot of energy to get such a heavy body off the ground.
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!
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.
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.
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.
That IS surprising! I would have thought the were introduced much more recently also.
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!
They're a good looking family.
His beautiful! I've never seen one IRL.
They're a common sight over here, but I don't believe I've ever got this close- not to a wild one anyway.
I wouldn't shoot anything for fun, but you have to admit, pheasant is mighty tasty!