Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful

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Wild female pheasant at The Dulaig B&B Cairngorms National ParkWe have wild pheasants all year round in our garden. Many are quite tame and will come very close. Right now there are five male pheasants courting eight females. The females are usually regarded as dull-looking compared to the males bright plumage but look at the stunning colours of this beautiful female in the winter sunshine and you may think otherwise. In a few weeks the males will start to fight each other for control of the garden territory (and the females) and the "winner" will chase all other males from the garden - it is quite something to watch but for now we will just enjoy the grace and tranquility of these beautiful birds!

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