Monday, 20 April 2015

I am dodging loads of pheasants on my commute to work.................................

It must have been a good year for the pheasants... I am seeing loads on my way to work.

Unfortunately I see plenty of  roadkill.
It's close season for shooting these lovely birds... traffic is their biggest enemy at the moment.

Wild Bird Wednesday

15 comments:

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

We have a lot of them where we live, I like them a lot and am happy that so many are still around.

Mary Cromer said...

I would love to see a few sometime, so beautiful~

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I'm flushing a lot of pheasant while running at the moment, often from places I've never come across them before. Suddenly a red flash will erupt out of undergrowth with a gravelly, scraping cry.

TexWisGirl said...

that's a shame.

eileeninmd said...

Such a pretty bird. It is sad so many end up as road kill. Great shot!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh...I haven't seen a pheasant in eons!!! Such a pity they end up as carrion for some other animal.

Adam Jones said...

Yep, they're not the smartest birds in the world. It's no wonder so many get hit, when you see how slow they are to react to a ton of metal heading towards them. Eeek.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful capture. Sad to hear of so many killed in the road.

mick said...

Great close-up photo. The feather details are beautiful.

Adam Tilt said...

Great close up though a shame their road sense is a little lacking.

Karen said...

What a beautiful bird. Great photo. I don't understand how people can shoot something.

Marie C said...

Such a beautiful portrait! Gorgeous closeup!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic close up

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture Andrew, lovely bird.

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful close-up. Neat to see all the different types of feathers. I would not want to be plucked by that beak!