Pharley the Pheasant
In our backyard, we have a number of bird feeders, all filled with black sunflower seeds. We have some birds that stay year round, like the Chickadees, and others that are strictly winter or summer birds. This past week or so, we suddenly have a family of pheasants which have discovered our backyard. They are digging deep, picking up all the seeds buried under the grass, which is a good thing. Then we won't have a million sunflowers trying to grow this summer (although the deer eat them, so I guess it's not too bad).
Our kids and grandchildren were here for Easter dinner, and Harley (4 1/2 years old) saw the hen. I told him about Pharley, and that the hen was his wife. Suddenly he yelled that there were TWO hens - and how come Pharley has TWO wives???? And sure enough - there were 2 hens. Yikes!
These birds are extremely shy, so I had to take these pictures through the window. The one time I tried to sneak out, they took off down into the trees that are behind our house. Isn't Pharley the most beautiful creature? His colors are amazing!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!