Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pheasant family

Last evening around six or so there was a ruckus not far from the back door as two young pheasant chicks were escorted off the property by our fearless Westie Winnie. Not long after the mother pheasant appeared calling after them - hopefully you can make her out in the photo above. If you can't then this shows how effective her colouring is in the grove rather than our bad camera work.

By this time we had Winnie under house arrest so she wasn't able to chase the mother off. Then after a short interval by which time the mother had wondered off the male pheasant arrived calling quite loudly.

They must be nesting not too far from the house and hopefully they managed to regain contact with each other.

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