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A pleasant pheasant


So I’m getting a soda from my pantry cupboard. I stand up and I notice something moving across the street. Curious, I look more closely and there is a large bird pecking at the ground beside an old tree stump. I tried to make out what it was, but the eyes are not what they once were. I run in and get my camera (which has a zoom lens) and hope its still there when I get back to the door. It was.

To my surprise and great pleasure, it was a male ring-necked pheasant. I’ve never seen one of those before. I was very excited. The pictures have sun glare because the sun was ahead of me and I was taking the pictures through a glass door, but I still am pretty happy with how they came out.

I bet this is what the dogs are always carrying on about and looking in that direction!

 

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