Three cock pheasants
were gathered at the feeder yesterday morning. One was paler than
the others and showed white flashes when he flew from the patio
table. I'd know him again.
Could I identify the other two?
- one has no bars on his tail
- the other isn't as distinctive. He's got prominent marks on
his back though; let's just call him 'Spotty'
It seems to work: this morning, I can tell you, Spotty
and Bar-none were back. Spotty has a shorter tail
than the others and is a more nervous bird. Bar-none appears more
you could say aristocratic, and he ambles in a relaxed way right
up to the patio window. He has ear-tufts which Spotty lacks.
Two more visitors this morning: a pair of song thrushes
amongst the golden hornet crab apples.