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A Fine Pair

A friend  came for a visit today and we went to the park. As we passed the bird feeder we spotted two pheasant so pulled over and parked immediately.They were so busy eating birdseed that they didn’t sneak away as they usually do, so we had some time with them before they left. Here is a photo of the pair of them together. It was challenging because when one ‘s head was clear of the leaves, the other one’s head wasn’t visible or one, usually the hen, would hide.  I kept changing my settings because the light was erratic but managed to get what I wanted after alot of useless shots. This was satisfying after more than one unsuccessful attempt in the past. I call that a good day out birding/photographing.

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

8 responses

  1. Gorgeous!

    June 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • Yes, I thought that you might like the birds

      June 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

  2. dianne

    they’re beautiful. we have some in this area but i can never manage to get pictures of them.

    June 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    • I have seen the male a couple of times but he was very evasive.i caught them at the feeder eating discarded birdseed so may go there again.

      June 21, 2012 at 12:21 am

  3. Deb Platt

    I’ve never seen pheasants at a bird feeder. That’s very cool!

    June 22, 2012 at 5:58 am

  4. Very cool!!! I haven’t seen pheasants in years…they used to be a common sight around here. Now we have turkeys everywhere!

    June 22, 2012 at 6:37 am

    • We have turkeys in the Cypress Hills and in BC. Someone told me that the golf course next to the park released a few pheasants.And I used to see them at the golf course across the river. i will have to researchthat.

      June 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm

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