I went for a wet walk at Amwell Nature Reserve this afternoon and ducked into the James hide. This pheasant strolled into view and came quite close. What gorgeous plumage it has.
I had pheasants on my mind after reading in the paper this morning the controversial view of the RSPB that pheasant shoots are good for wildlife. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/countryside/11502903/Row-erupts-as-RSPB-claims-pheasant-shooting-is-actually-good-for-some-wildlife.html