Lol. He's spotted the irises. And if you've got any fritillaries..
Fritillaries are in the orchard (or perhaps they were in the orchard).
Oh, how cute! Nice shot.
That is awesome!!! Such a fantastic shot friend! Nicole
Thank you. He clearly needed a rest - he now has 2 females trailing him around the garden!
He is beautiful but not too hungry I hope.
Between him and the chickens, it's surprising there is any garden at all.
An exceptional image of that wonderful pheasant, I´ve never seen them before on a bench.
I haven't either. He sat there for ages.
Gotta love them, beautiful birds they are!
Oh I do love these beautiful and hilarious creatures. Watching them roost in trees is a hoot - they look so precarious and take forever to get comfortable.
Is he very vocal? We once stayed in a cottage in Scotland and had a male pheasant outside the door noisily demanding to be fed each day,
He's pretty good - he seems to be vocal only when he's scared or if another male moves in on his territory.
Well that's him sorted to enjoy the view! We used to have two pheasants that used to visit us and we could feed them by hand after a few months of trust. Very noisy though. xx
I felt I ought to offer him a cup of tea.
Bet he uses that bench more than you do.
You are absolutely right, Ricki!
They are lovely - I am very fond of pheasants.
Great photo.. We have one that keeps visiting our neighbours garden and sometimes comes into ours.. it's very vocal.
I rather like the noise they make!
That's an amazing capture, Sarah. Spring seems to have arrived in your neck of the woods! P. x
Thanks Pam - it has! We're still getting frosts though.
Just love this picture. Spring has Sprung .......All the best Jan
Thank you! It certainly has!
Has Phil the flirt been over to visit with you? That's what we always call the cock pheasants then preen themselves in the chrome of our truck bumpers...they bring the hens to the feeders...gotta love those guys.Jen
I like the name! The males are definitely getting more strutty - that's spring for you.
What a funny place to sit for a bird. perhaps he liked the view? Great photo you caught of him.
Thank you! I was surprised to see him sitting there.
Strange that they always turn up at Fritillary time, just so that they can bite the heads off. I have one that comes and peers at me through the French window. I get the feeling that I am being watched and sure enough there is his beady eye. I hope yours isn' t doing too much damage.
The fritillaries are still fine. He has a couple of girlfriends at the moment, so he's too busy to ruin my flowers. That said, I always cover seedlings in the kitchen garden, because he does love a dust bath in bare soil. Your pheasant must be very tame if he is looking through the window. The ones here only do that when it's foggy - it's as if they lose their way.
Beautiful bird and what a great picture! I suppose he is surveying the garden, deciding what tasty morsels are awaiting!
I suspect so, although he would do much better if he sat beneath the bird feeder.
Dear Sarah, that is a great photo of the pheasant! The bench is a good place for him to overlook the surroundings, I guess.I love the colorful blue irises (?) in the foreground, maybe the pheasant, too. I have heard that pheasants can wreck quite a bit of havock in the garden. Warm regards, Christina
Thank you, Christina. I don't have too many problems with them causing havoc, although I may on occasion have blamed my chickens for damage committed by a pheasant. The blue Iris are Iris reticulata - I am a huge fan of Iris.
I have never seen a pheasant in person! He's beautiful!!
Isn't he? Pheasants are part of our landscape here - it's difficult to imagine the garden without them.
So lovely to look at - how misleading that can be ! Naughty plant eating, garden squashers! There was one running full pelt along the middle of our road yesterday, goodness knows why, wish I'd had my camera ...
That running down the middle of the road thing is bizarre... never turning to the right or the left to get away from the car. It's as if they think they're racing against us. Even when I'm supposed to be in a hurry, I crawl the car along the road behind the pheasant and giggle. They are very funny creatures.
We live in the country and pheasants regularly wander around my garden as if they own the place. Much nicer than having a peacock and none of the bother!