May 19, 2011

Guess who came to breakfast?


I was working on the computer and glanced out the sliding glass door and to my surprise and excitement, this is who I saw wandering through the garden. Can you believe it; a ring-necked pheasant?

video

He hung out in our "Sunset Garden", drinking from the bathtub pond and plucking seeds from the gravel patio for a least 15 minutes. I was so happy to get him on video! After he was done hanging out, he disappeared under our humongous quince. Maybe he will make it his new home? If not, I was honored that he chose to stop here as he was passing through.

I must say, it was a pinnacle in my Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary career. I have been a registered Sanctuary since 1993 and have loved watching the wildlife through the seasons. From baby possums, to fledgling wrens; from an adolescent Peregrine falcon to downy woodpeckers. All in my urban backyard in the middle of one of the largest cities in the county. Magical!

4 comments:

  1. Your pheasant video is fabulous, but I thought you were going to say that HENRY came by for breakfast!!!!

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  2. He is beautiful! What a treat to watch him, hopefully he'll spread the word to his buddies to go hang out in your backyard sanctuary!
    Lisa ;-)

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  3. Love love love this! You're so lucky...
    Hug,
    Deb;)

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  4. I sure hope he comes back!! :)

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