A Pheasant

23 Apr

I told you I’ve heard and seen several pheasants around my property, but I hadn’t had a chance to get a picture.  Well, last night, I glanced out the living room window and saw a rooster standing in my yard.


I managed to get a couple of pictures.


Then a vehicle came by and scared him away.


I’ll have to keep a close eye out.  Maybe he’ll be back in the yard when it’s not so dark.

Sharing with Good Fences.


22 Responses to “A Pheasant”

  1. hedgewitch April 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Very cool-looking bird. The last strange bird sighted around here was our neighbor’s moulting peacock–a sad sight! ;_)

    • Teresa April 23, 2015 at 8:22 pm #

      Yes, those boys without their tales do look pretty odd. We are finally getting our pheasant population back up. It was really low for a few years.

  2. Jeanne April 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    Oh, yes! Pheasants are so beautiful! I grew up in an area where they were common. I can forget the time when our small mamma cat tried to catch an adult male! He was bigger than she was, and after much ruckus and squawking, he got away!

    • Teresa April 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

      My sister’s cat tried that once too. He never did get the pheasant!

  3. TexWisGirl April 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    oh, that’s awesome!

    • Teresa April 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      I’m hoping for better pictures yet, but I’m just happy to hear and see them around again.

  4. Ida P. Krause April 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    How neat you got your Pheasant shot and a fence along with him. He’s a handsome bird.

    • Teresa April 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      They really are striking. I thought it was great he was right in front of the fence!

  5. Su-sieee! Mac April 23, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    He’s a beauty. I’d love to see one in person.

    • Teresa April 24, 2015 at 6:44 am #

      They are beautiful!

  6. Margaret April 24, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    In that last shot the Pheasant looks like it is taking off like a rocket.

    • Teresa April 24, 2015 at 6:45 am #

      He really did. I was amazed to see him going straight up like that.

  7. Gattina April 24, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    A pheasant on your property ! Could never happen to me but I have seen them in parks. They are such beautiful birds !

    • Teresa April 24, 2015 at 6:45 am #

      Well, I have a lot of open spaces and deep ditches. They have lots of good sheltered areas here.

  8. Eileen April 24, 2015 at 5:26 am #

    Cool sighting! Are they escapees? Maybe they plan on staying at your place. Have a happy day and weekend ahead!

    • Teresa April 24, 2015 at 6:46 am #

      Just wild pheasants.

  9. Buckeroomama April 24, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Great capture of the pheasant taking off.

    • Teresa April 24, 2015 at 10:51 am #

      Thanks. I had hoped he’d stick around for a longer shoot, but I was amazed to see him take off straight up.

  10. Freda Mans April 24, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    Lovely bird. Never seen one before, so thanks.

    • Teresa April 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

      I always enjoy seeing pheasants. Their population had declined, but I’ve seen more of them again this year. Glad to have them back!

  11. pattisj May 4, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

    Nice captures!

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