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Old Feb 12, 2005, 1:34 AM   #1
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Today I was lucky enough to find plenty of Ring-Neck Pheasants to photograph. But, in 45 years of seeing these birds I never saw one in a tree.
Maybe I lead a sheltered life.
Usually they are hiding in the ground cover. They are experts at disapearing into the ground cover. You can practically step on them before they break cover with a squak and flutter that scares the pants off you if you aren't expecting it. Even if you are expecting it, it gets your heart going.:shock:

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 7:33 AM   #3
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beautiful looking bird
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:42 AM   #4
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Nic cach smac. Did you know the pheasant was introduced to the US from China?
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Well, it doesn't look like he's real far up the tree and there is a ton of brush at the level he is in the tree so I guess he felt in his element.

Nice job getting the shots, smac. I know exactly what you mean about how they can scare the dickens out of you when they break cover and you are right near them. It's amazing how a relatively small animal (compared to us), just by puffing itself up and spreading its wings, squawking, and running towards you, can make one's legs go to jelly and get the heart racing. Funny as all getout, after the fact!
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Nic cach smac. Did you know the pheasant was introduced to the US from China?
Now that you mention it.... Thanks for reminding me of that little tidbit. I had forgotten. Thank you China
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 11:19 AM   #7
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Those are very good shots of a pretty and colorful bird.

Thanks for sharing

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