A pheasant joins the crowd

It seems that the pond may be an attraction for a bird I’d never seen near my garden before:

I couldn’t believe my eyes, as this is the first pheasant I’ve ever seen in the area. Perhaps he was on a reconnoitring mission in search of water because it is very dry. After a drought last year, followed by a dry winter and no rain on my patch since last month, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Alternatively, the bird network is spreading the message that there’s a quiet little pond which is such fun to bathe in and the pheasant just couldn’t resist a peek. In any case, he didn’t venture off the fence, so I hope his curiosity was satisfied.

The other birds continue to amuse. Here’s a photo of a pigeon rummaging around in the front garden. It (not sure of its sex) came with two pals and I wonder if it is the same group that congregated round the pond recently.

I never knew I would find birds such fun to observe.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to A pheasant joins the crowd


    How beautiful. It’s such a joy to have them.

  2. That is such a nice reward to see the wild birds enjoying the pond! Sounds like you created a little local oasis for them and the word is spreading.

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Great that the pond is already being used by your neighbourhood birds. It is another great benefit of having a pond in any garden

  4. Karen says:

    Now that was a nice surprise…they are such a pretty bird.

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