Ring Necked Pheasant.

Had the pleasure one evening watching a Ring necked Pheasant as it and a couple of hen Pheasants fed while crossing some scrub ground. While the hens kept under cover in the longer grasses the cock remained in the open, like me was keeping watch.

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Here he stands in the warm evening sun light showing off his well tailored suit and face markings.

They make a range of sounds has they communicate with each other, from crowing to beating there wings. Sometimes both at the same time.

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The above sequence of shots show the wing beating without the crowing. Below a couple of photographs from him crowing Pheasant calling

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These Photographs where taken over a half hour period where I used a fence post has a make shift tripod. Shot with a Nikon D7200 and a Sigma 150 – 600 mm Telephoto lens. Processed and cropped in Lightroom. My last shot of the evening was where I caught him crossing a break in the ground cover and the warm light on his back.

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I put the camera down and spent the last ten minutes just enjoying the scene.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing this beautiful bird with me and thank you for visiting.

George.

60/365 Shutter release challenge

Ring-Necked Pheasant:  Phasianus colchicus

Over the winter bird feeders are hung up and bird seed gets dropped on the ground from the smaller birds feeding. Over the last few days a Ring-necked Pheasant has been dropping into peck around the ground under them. So sitting having a coffee this morning I looked out and there he was. Yes this is the cock bird has the hen is a dull brown colour. So grabbing  the camera and putting the automobile/car  between myself and the Pheasant, I made it over the yard without spooking the bird. Leaning over the front of the vehicle I got a few shots off. Here’s is one off them.

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Enjoy and thank you for viewing.