Pheasant

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

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Even our wild pheasants are friendly....and beautiful
We 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...
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Don't tell Peter Pheasant!!!

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Don't tell Peter Pheasant!!!
This spectacular bird was spotted by our guests Annette and David Chellingsworth when they visited Glenlivet Distillery. A quick look in our guide to birds book told us he is a Reeves’s Pheasant. These birds, quite rare in the UK, can grow to over 2.1 metres long and have been mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest natural tail feather of any bird! We have named him Bruce and we think he is particularly handsome….just don’t tell our Pe...
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