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......

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