A female pheasant decided to have a look around our garden one day recently. She was very nervous, constantly looking round to check that there was no danger. Photos were taken through the window, so apologies, not the usual standard!
A quick look behind to make sure nothing was creeping up on her.
Everything seems ok for now….
so she went to have a look up the steps…….
to check that everything was all clear up there too. She was now obviously happy and relaxed because she stayed quite some time, eventually though she flew away.
We were amazed to see, barely an hour later, a fox sniffing exactly where the pheasant had been. A fox family has been seen quite regularly round the village, Mum, Dad and 2 cubs. So far we have only seen Mum or Dad in the garden, they always seem to come round about 6pm.
Thwarted ! So close, guess the cubs went hungry for a bit but at least Mrs Pheasant lived another day, or we hope she did!
We are sometimes amazed at what we see in the garden, this was so close to the house, only about 15ft away. Animals and birds that we have watched seem very much at home here and sometimes we feel we are the intruders, I wonder what else uses our garden as “their” patch when we aren’t looking!