Sunday, 2 December 2007

Peter the Pheasant

I was a real townie when I first came to live at Puddock Acres. I think I knew what a pheasant looked like, although I might not even have been sure of that, but I certainly didn't know what they sounded like.

I was so excited the first time one wandered into the garden. Some birdwatchers disdain them because they are game birds, and foreign, but I love them.

1 comment:

Sarah O. said...

I love them too (they were introduced to Nova Scotia as well) - especially in the spring, when you can hear him screeching in the distance, gradually drawing closer, with his hen and eight (eight!) baby pheasants in tow.

I love your writing, by the way, and just wanted you to know I'm reading!