Tag Archives: pheasant

Backyard Visitors

20 Mar

One nice thing about lounging at home while I’m not feeling well, is the view of my backyard.  I finally got to see these two up close, and they weren’t scared off since I was photographing them through the window.

They’ve been hanging out in my old garden/cornfield all winter.  I think they actually live in the brush pile out there.

Somebody noticed something!  Can you see it?

It’s Snickers!  Run, pheasant, run!  That might be excessive.

Snickers was just looking for a place to go to the bathroom and then come back to the house.

It’s all better now.

They can go back to eating.

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Fly Over

9 Feb

When I was out with the goats, we had a fly over.

We must have been interesting because s/he came back for another look. (Edit:  I’m excited because I finally realized this is a juvenile bald eagle!)

A couple of days earlier, we had a landing in pasture.  Sorry for the horrible pictures, but they were taken from the window in the house because of the crazy cold, wind and blowing snow.

I felt bad for the poor pheasant.  Nobody should have been out in that horrible weather.

Sadly, it looks like we’re going to have a lot more snow and cold this coming week.  That means the wild birds are enjoying Sky’s dog food.

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I really miss putting feeders out, but the dog thinks of them as bait for the birds.  I’m afraid that’s something he’ll never outgrow.

I was going to try to put them up outside the fence, but it ended up freezing before I got that far.  Sorry birds.  Hopefully next year.

Pumpkins and Pheasants

24 Sep

The pheasants are still hanging out in the pumpkin patch.  I have the feeling they aren’t going to like weekends in October.

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pheasant hen

At least I hope they don’t.

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pheasant rooster

My biggest fear is that nobody is going to show up.  My second biggest fear is so many people show up that I sell out in the second week.

(Sorry for the poor quality pictures. I wasn’t expecting them and didn’t have time to change settings on the camera.)