Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday at the Flicks - Wet Feathers

During last Wednesday's persistent rain a group of Goldfinches came to the Birdy Bistro. Also spotted, first time since last Spring, was a Cock Pheasant which sat on the top of the fruit cage for hours in the pouring rain. I often see Wood Pigeons taking advantage of rain to have a shower. They lean over and lift each wing in turn to have a good wash. The Pheasant just sat there looking thoroughly miserable:



During part of the video you can hear a noisy group of House Sparrows which were sheltering in a nearby evergreen bush.

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.

12 comments:

  1. beautiful pheasant! even damp, he's pretty. :)

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    1. One of the prettiest to visit my garden and one of the biggest.

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  2. He looks much like I feel....It's been a grand day today though.

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    1. I think most of us are feeling that way by now Adrian.

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  3. We have certainly had a lot of rain John.
    Flooded fields and swollen rivers everywhere around East Anglia.

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    1. Not too bad in the immediate area Roy but I think it will be very watery north and south of us.

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  4. That poor Pheasant does look browned off.
    Preferable to being shot though.

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    1. Much as many of us feel at the moment Keith.

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  5. It sure is pouring! I guess if the pheasant was really perturbed, it could have gone for cover :) It doesn't look too happy, for sure.

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    1. I'm surprised it didn't shelter Glo. Maybe like the pigeons they use the rain for a good clean. It had its feather well puffed out to keep out the cold.

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  6. I think he was hoping you would invite him in John...I was so looking forward to seeing him sat in a garden chair next to you in the Summer or maybe sharing your hammock...he let me down ;-)

    Glad to read the rain gauge is working well. It will certainly get some use at the moment. I hope the floods aren't affecting you.

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    1. I'm not suer of it's the same one Jan. I did scatter some peanuts on the lawn for him, but he didn't even investigate. I was pleased that it stayed above ground. Bobby wouldn't have bothered but Penny has a different temperament.

      The rain gauge is getting a thorough testing - nearly 2 inches in the past 3 days but nowhere as much as the West country, fortunately.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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