Sunday, February 03, 2008

Sunday Visitor



Who says you can't see wildlife in your backyard in the city? Banish that thought immediately. I was privileged to see a ringnecked male pheasant this morning while washing my dishes. Now I know it's not comparable to a raptor in your barn, DD and SIL, and not a bear in Vermont, Judy.
The pictures are a tad blurry, but that's what happens when you use zoom from your house. I went out into my Florida room to get a closer pic but the dang bird knew I was coming and took off to my neighbor's yard. Did I want to go out in the cold with wet hair to chase this bird.......

Time for a walk with DH....................talk to you later about knitting that's moving along.

8 comments:

Marisa said...

Holy moley! According to J, it is an older bird because he has a longer tail. How neat!

Sharon said...

What a wonderful treat. Who knew you'd get such a reward for washing dishes!

sloth-knits said...

What a pretty bird! I wish I could see wildlife like that here but I think it's too urban.

cyndy said...

Oh wow!!

He is one handsome fellow! Look at those colors!

My grandmother had a hat that looked just like him! (she wore it with a mink stole, that still had the heads and feet and tails on it)
Never understood that....but as a small child was fascinated just looking at it.

Beth S. said...

He's beautiful--and surprisingly big! :-)

Jenny Girl said...

That is one big bird. Be glad you didn't make it outside in time, he may not have liked it. the only wildlife I have is my dog...oh yeah and pigeons, but they don't count:)

Hope you and DD had a nice walk

AR said...

Cool! I love seeing wildlife, but I can never seem to get good pictures of it. Very neat!

Iris said...

Awesome! It's been years since I've seen one of them around here. We just get turkeys around here.