I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.
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25 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Gamebird”
He flew in front of the car in Cornwall and sat on the wall next to me, so how could I resist taking his photo? I hadn’t realised just how beautiful they are.
Indeed. Just as well for him that I am a good driver 😉
I was just thinking about the missed opportunity for a good pheasant pot roast!!
Don’t let the Bookfayries hear you!
The colours are wonderful!
Aren’t they glorious? And the golden pheasants are even better, but I don’t have a good photo of one of those.
One of my top favourite birds of all time, Jude. I love feeding them in the garden, they bring so much joy and company. When we go for a ride in the car, I always keep an eye on the roadside, I’d be devastated if we’d hit one. Going to Cromer, we drive through Salthouse Heath, there’re sooo many pheasants there this year! Siri and Selma fly around and shout warnings, but they (the birds, not the girls) tend to behave quite suicidal. 🙂
Wishing you a lovely day. It’s raining cats and dogs in Bonn,
Haha.. yes, they do seem to shoot out from the hedgerows and I am always braking sharp to avoid them in the countryside. I don’t see many live ones here, they all appear to be in the butchers! I love the coughing noise they make, so surreal!
I don’t want to see our friends at the butchers … We once had pheasants for dinner and I had this weird feeling for days that the birds in the garden were objecting and complaining, it was like a demo, so many more pheasants than normal …
Male pheasants are so colourful. They stand out in the drab grasses and undergrowth around here, and Ollie loves to chase them too!
Regards as always, Pete. x
We don’t see many live ones here, but plenty hanging up in the butchers’ shops! I can picture Ollie chasing them 🙂
Gorgeous and although I should come to expect your creativity Jude, I love the angle of the image.
Thank you Sue, he posed nicely for me 🙂
It’s often been said that I’m a game bird, but I don’t suppose this is the place to share that 🙂 🙂 It’s a wonderful shot, Jude.
Great capture Jude, and what an unmistakeable noise they make!
They always catch me out with their cough!
What an unusual angle Jude but it certainly highlights his gorgeous colours. Where you lying in the grass waiting for him to saunter by???
He flew in front of the car and landed on a Cornish wall beside me (as I had braked hard to miss him). I took the opportunity to take his photo which is why he is at my eye level! Actually in the exact same spot a buzzard flew in front of me, but he went and sat in a tree so I couldn’t get a photo!
That was good quick reaction, sign of a good photographer.
Lovely plumage, great photo.
Wow – how lucky to have a bird pose so graciously for you! … and you took full advantage of it. The photo is fantastic. He’s a beauty 🙂
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