Would you like to be woken up at 4.30am each morning if you are retired and didn’t have to get up early to go to work! ? Lately a pheasant has taken to roosting overnight in the garden and decided that if he was awake at 4.30 then everybody else should be awake too! Thank goodness the last few mornings have been very foggy and misty and he hasn’t woken up until 6.30, an improvement!
I keep telling him that I have a lovely recipe for braised pheasant cooked in Madeira wine but he doesn’t seem interested.
He has found where I put out the bird food and seems to think that it is all for him. No need to get up on the table though, hope he had clean feet!
Rushing away because he saw me through the window.
He is getting more courage as the days go by and has now taken to following me round the garden, he must hope that I will have some seed in my pocket…..I usually do.
What on earth is he doing on the conservatory roof ? This is just under our bedroom window, no wonder he sounds so loud if this is where he spends the night!!
It’s no use looking at me like that, it still doesn’t make me love him at 4.30 am!
In spite of everything he really is a beautiful handsome bird, and the colours of his feathers shining in the sunlight are fantastic. Maybe I will have to buy a good pair of ear plugs if I want to sleep beyond 4.30 in the morning!! Last year I did a short post about a pheasant that was waking us up, is this the same one I wonder? After I had posted his story we weren’t woken up by him again so I’m hopeful that this works this time! Does anything wake you up in the morning apart from an alarm clock?!