Thursday, 14 April 2011

My early morning wake up call this morning was courtesy of this fella hiding behind my apple tree - can you see him?

He's been hanging around a lot lately and seems very tame - even my flash didn't scare him off.


I had to smile as I remembered my Grandad. Had he been alive and this chap had wandered into his garden, we would have all been invited round for Pheasant Pie at the weekend. He knew frugal food when it came calling!




22 comments:

Louise said...

We met a tame pheasant the other day too! x

Michela said...

How lucky to take such a closer shot!
xxx

**Anne** said...

Surely they are too beautiful to eat. :) He is so gorgeous.
Anne xx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Handsome fellow!

Menopausal musing said...

They look so gorgeous in the Spring don't they?

Louise said...

ah, one of my favourites (not to eat!). We get pheasants in the garden sometimes too as the garden borders fields. I can hear them calling all day and I love it!

Susan T said...

A couple used to frequent our garden - sadly haven't seen them for ages. Gorgeous colours.

Rosie said...

He's a very fine fellow indeed! How wonderful to have him visit your garden:)

Lisa said...

Nicer to wake up to than a bleeping alarm!
Lisa x

Young at Heart said...

what a brilliant picture...you have quite an eye!!

diane b said...

He's a beauty. Too nice to eat. Great capture too.

Sheffy said...

They really are lovely, both in the garden and on the plate!

periwinkle said...

Don't think I could bring myself to eat him , he's very handsome.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We often had them in the garden in out first house when we returned to the UK, they are sooooo noisy!! Great photo. Diane

potterjotter said...

Our garden backs onto fields and the pheasants strut around it like they own the place - I always think how beautiful they are and can never quite get used to all the gun-shot noise we hear! Lovely picture.

bad penny said...

Oh he is magnificent. We get them in te field behind us but never this close.

Ray+Joan said...

A magnificent bird, I can smell the pie already.

lesley said...

You lucky girl!! xx

Sandie's Patch said...

And... you could use the feathers in your crafting!

Sandie xx

John Gray said...

they are sweet looing birds but are THICK AS MINCE !!!

Janet said...

Agree with John-very beautiful birds -but they really do have some sort of death wish going on with them ! Nice to get one visiting your garden-hope he becomes a regular x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

They are very beautiful aren't they, we have one in our garden although he does try and get at our seedlings! By the way you must stop flashing at Pheasents , it isn't right you know lol :-)