Monday, 7 February 2011

A handsome garden visitor

We've had really rough weather over the past few days - wet and very windy. But some time during those blustery days a new visitor arrived in the garden - this beautiful cock pheasant. Farm land is very close by and wandering in and finding the seed I put out every day, he has decided this is somewhere worth visiting. We are a bit worried about his safety with so many cats around (not to mention next door's Jack Russell who is often on the loose), but hopefully the local moggies will think he's too big to tackle. You must admit he's very handsome and its no wonder pheasant feathers adorned hats in years gone by - they really are beautiful!

Whilst my Pheasant was posing for his portrait I noticed the first crocus pushing through the dead leaves still covering the borders. They are so ephemeral and delicate I always feel the need to capture their image on film - well, microchip anyway!


  1. What a beautiful photo of the bird! And you have crocuses coming up! Mine will be buried until about April or May depending on how long the snow sticks around. Thanks for sharing!

  2. wow-how fab to have him in your garden. I noticed my crocus have opened today when I came home from work.
    Love your new blog header.

  3. such a gorgeous bird!! and flowers,,,, ah new life. Lovely post Ann.

  4. Well isn't he a majestic looking creature! Wish I had visitors like that in my yard ;)

  5. Lovely pics of the flora and fauna in your garden! Love the new blog header too!

  6. What gorgeous signs of spring! I cannot wait to see our crocuses. And that pheasant is a handsome fellow, indeed. :) What an amazing visitor! Theresa

  7. Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I remember hearing pheasants when we were hiking on Bluebell walk around Birmingham. Thank you for reminding me.


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