Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blowing Off Some Steam



Our resident pheasant got my attention yesterday with his 'call'.

I looked out the window and there he was, looking straight up at me.

He became very excited, it is spring, and started to flap his wings

and puff up his chest feathers.

What looks like steam coming from his sides

is actually his wings.



I took a few photos and off he sauntered into the trees and shrubs.




19 comments:

  1. Not an easy capture Jim. Well done! I still see snow on the ground :(

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    1. Pure luck on that one, Craig!
      The snow will be mostly gone by tomorrow as we are about to get heavy rain today. Bye bye snow!

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  3. And what better reason to fluff up all those feathers, after months of being house bound by snow and cold, on a perfect spring day. Colours fit for a king.

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    1. He has been around all winter long, Jean, He finds 'things' to eat in our garden in every nook and cranny.
      He is quite regal, you are correct.

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  4. What a great photo! Looks to me like he's in love... or hoping to be.

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    1. Big time, Mitchell! His lady friend is very small compared to him.
      Good luck tomorrow.

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  5. Wow! Brilliant! you mastered the shot, fantastic Jim, one for the books, then again most of your photos are lol

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    1. Lorraine, I was clicking away so fast and furiously that I was bound to get one right!! lol

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    1. Yes he does, Martha.
      Sophie really respects this fella as she will not chase him when she sees him....she merely barks to let him know where he is!!

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  7. I think it's a gay pheasant and he has the hots for you, Jim.

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    1. You know Debra, you may be right!! He couldn't keep his eyes off me!!! lol
      What's a guy to do!?

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  8. awesome photo-I miss the pheasants where we used to live in northern Illinois-always so pretty too-and good eats

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    1. Probably taste like chicken/turkey, Kathy?
      they are so much fun to watch and are real characters.
      There are SO many in rural Nova Scotia now that a day doesn't go by and we don't see at least a few of these.

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  9. Gorgeous pheasant, Jim! I understand his excitement about spring! We have some in the area, but I rarely spot them! Take care!

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    1. Hi Louise. I think everything alive celebrates spring! Especially after the long cold winter, eh?
      Good to 'see' you.

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  10. Steam? How odd... Looks like you got a great capture there!
    If only we could let off steam like that!

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  11. What a beautiful bird. That's a great capture of the wing action.

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