Well established neighborhoods tend to have mature trees and landscaping. Providing the right habitat for birds and other furry animals has always been the plan since moving to this house just over a year ago. To me, being able to look out the windows and see various birds and critters outside has made providing this habitat more than worth the effort.
Nowadays, the new critter is this pheasant with its distinctive clucking and very big birdseed appetite. While he prefers to give a quick trot when threatened, he can certainly fly when the situation calls – probably when the next door cat prowls around or when I am out putting out more seed. Then again, I have seen him fly off the seconds story roof of mine. Not sure why he would be up there, but it certain caught me off guard.
Here’s to hoping he stays near, stays away from the cat, and stay away from any possible threats.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO200, 270mm, f/5.6, 1/15 sec
Cameron Park (CA), Pheasant in Brush. Cameron Park, CA. January 02, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.