Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Pheasant Behind Glass?

This fella and his harem have been visiting us for a couple of years now.
They have a wonderful time foraging through the garden
for berries and whatever else they may find.

They are very quiet....until one surprises them!
Then, all hell hits the fan!
First off, they scare the living daylights out of us.....
especially Sophie who jumps in the air and proceeds to chase them.
We just duck down as they fly up over our heads.

Our area along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia
has a very large population of these pheasants.
They are called Ring-Necked Pheasants
 and have been here since the 1800's.

Here is a link of their history in this part of the world:

The males are so colourful and very noisy when they are disturbed.
Sophie has gotten into the habit of barking before she enters the back garden
.......just to warn this fella that she is on her way through!!

Any wild critters that visit your place?
I know a few of you do have a few.
Let's hear about them......


  1. They're beautiful and Sophie is so smart to bark first! The only commonly-spotted wild animals we have here are squirrels, rabbits and sometimes coyotes. Every once in a blue moon, deer, moose, bears or cougars will wander through Edmonton's river valley but that's not all that common.

  2. While living in Pincourt, I had moles, groundhogs, chipmunks, red squirrels,raccoons, skunks, field mice, and hummingbirds and blue herons, and egrets. Now, in the big city...I don't know yet. I think I spotted an owl, but I'm not sure

  3. Great shot, Jim. What a beautiful bird. I don't think I've ever seen one. We had ducks walk around our backyard once checking out the Squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, rabbits and all kinds of birds visit our yard and because we have a greenspace behind our home, all kinds of critters hang around there or come through. One time a buck (deer) ran through the greenspace and I was in awe. There's also a creek and pond back there where you sometimes catch beavers taking a swim.

  4. we have ringnecks here too. we have peregrin falcons which live on the skyscrapers here and perch on trees in our garden to try to get birds. when they are out you don't see another bird in the sky!

  5. Gorgeous photo. Immediately around our place? Monk parakeets are the most "exotic" I've seen, although there are apparently many more wild things around.


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