Checkng on the gardener

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  1. Fangman

    Fangman No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This fellow and his three lady companions like to check on my weeding
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    Madam seems so drab compared to the male
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    Searching under the bird table
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    This above on the table for a change and not the hanging feeder or peanuts - scattering some seed down for the big ones below
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    Every minute or so he popps his head up over the edge of the patio to check if i am still there with the camera!​
     
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    what are those in 1,2,3 and 5?
     
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    That first one is lovely! The bright colours of the bird (and the primulas) against the green really stands out.
     
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    I think they are male & female pheasants, but Fangman will confirm.

    Nice shots by the way!
     
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    250Gimp is correct!
    The Male has at least three in his hareem and if disturbed they all depart in a whirr of feathers down the garden at high speed with the male sounding his klaxon. They are great to watch tip-toing up the lawn to search under the feeders and even up on the patio.

    Matt - I can remember well my wife's grandmother telling tales of the snow in St Johns in her youth - she married in Winipeg where my wife's father was born before coming to the UK.
     
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    theres many a story about our snow...its sad.
    i can remember seeing pictures of my dad touching the tops of telephone poles here when he was small...we still have snow btw, i don't even remember what grass looks like anymore lol.

    i wish we had pheasants in our yards...we have to go in the woods and hunt them lol

    I really like the first and fourth shot though!!
     

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