Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.
We had a chill in the air all weekend...
thus the furnace did get turned on.
Plus last night we had our first freeze.
Last week driving home I was privy
to a sight I have not seen in a long while.
There were two female pheasants
on the side of the road.
It has been over 10 years since I had
a glimpse of a male pheasant...
and over 30 years since seeing a female one.
As a teen and young adult,
my dad enjoyed pheasant hunting
and always brought many home to eat.
Without a bird dog.
That was a time where they were very plentiful.
So much land has been cleared for subdivisions
that the poor animals including the pheasants
What a shame it is.
Even as a kid I loved hearing
both the pheasant call and that of the bobwhite.
Needless to say I have heard neither since a teen.
There are a few farms that breed pheasants
here in Michigan and release them
to be hunted for those willing to pay the price.
I so enjoyed creating this display
as pheasants do like a ripe apple in their diet.
I added this feather boa just for fun!
Bob created this Primitive sign for me eons ago.
Do you have pheasants or even bobwhites
in your neck of the woods?
Pheasant Blessings To All!
We do see pheasants now and then and partridge too. I guess not a bobwhite as I do not no what they look like.ReplyDelete
Glad to here pheasants and partridges are in your area. A bobwhite has a whistle that sounds like bob white and they are smaller than a partridge. JaniceDelete
There are pheasants left in eastern Iowa, but not nearly as many as I recall from my younger days. Too many hay fields and pastures plowed up for corn & beans over the years. And too many years of weather that trashed the nesting season. At least pheasants have hunters looking out for them, it's the native song birds I really miss and worry about. It's been a long time since I could reliably count on hearing meadow larks in summer.ReplyDelete
So sad to hear about your songbirds. Such a shame. I remember the meadowlarks too. Thanks for sharing.Delete
We have pheasants but I haven't seen too many lately as we do have foxes in the area. They are such a beautiful bird, I could never hunt and shoot such a beautiful bird...ReplyDelete
While I was recuperating from chemo I had a female pheasant that came all winter, feeding on my deck every day. It got to be so tame that it would not run away when I came out to feed it but one day she disappeared and I think it must have fallen pray to a fox.
How cool to have had a pheasant come on your deck! JaniceDelete
I haven't seen a pheasant in a long while either. Beautiful birds, just gorgeous. I love their feathers. Your display is very pretty!ReplyDelete
Yes one of our vendors brought in a Chinese pheasant that was mounted from a taxidermist and that one was even colorful! JaniceDelete
Janice, I love your stuffed Pheasant. They are quite handsome with all of their colors and I have always admired them too. We don't have Pheasants down here but last year I found a sweater and long sleeve shirt with Pheasants embroidered on them. That set came home with me to enjoy wearing in cooler days . We do have Bob Whites and I love the vintage pattern Furnivals Quail. I was gifted a mild pitcher in the blue pattern. They also offer a brown pattern as well. Both are pretty. Have you seen it before?ReplyDelete
I had never heard of this pattern and had to look it up. Very pretty pattern! Hope you get to wear your pheasant sweater soon. It is 46 right now here. JaniceDelete
Your pheasant display is beautiful. I have never seen pheasants in the wild, but I have seen them at local flea markets.....they are so lovely!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I so loved the colors of this mounted one. JaniceDelete
Pheasants are such pretty birds! Your display is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you and YES they are indeed! JaniceDelete
I've never seen a pheasant here in Ohio that I know of.ReplyDelete
I had forgotten about bobwhites. Have no idea what they look like, but remember the sound they made :)
I so loved the sound of the Bobwhites! I miss hearing them. JaniceDelete
Thank you! JaniceDelete
Your display is oh-so-perfect for the season. The sign is gorgeous! I love the little dress! Bob Whites have made a bit of come back here the last few years. Their call on a summer day is one simple pleasure I so enjoy.ReplyDelete
Yes the colors are perfect for the Season. I chose some non traditional colors for my Autumn decor this year. I so miss hearing the call of the Bobwhites.JaniceDelete
I remember my Dad hunting for pheasant and having it once for dinner. I haven't seen any around here but we did have 3 big turkeys walk through the yard on their way to our woods! Your sign and display are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you Kathy! The pheasants seem to be disappearing. I saw a small flock of turkeys yesterday coming home from work in a place I have never seen turkeys before, so not sure why they were there now. JaniceReplyDelete
Hi Janice. I have caught a glimpse of a male pheasant a long time ago in a field but that is about it. We don't have bobwhites around here either that I know of. It seems all the good stuff happens in your neck of the country. We have a lot of birds and animals but they just seem to be the ordinary ones. Your vignette is so pretty. Is that bird one that your dad caught? Their colors are so gorgeous..Thanks for your visits and I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I am so far behind since the power went out and am trying to catch up. We had the same thought about PG&E trying to make money. I know there is a huge lawsuit against them for the Paradise fire. I am all for taking care of the environment and would not mind at all if our power was out for a good reason, but plans need to be better for future times..Happy Thursday..xxJudyReplyDelete
Thank you Judy. Was wondering if you got your power back. Such a shame that a company like that can do what they like to customers. Our power only goes out with a bad storm and we have been lucky these past few years. Knock on wood. Hopefully something will happen in your neck of the woods where they cannot do that. JaniceDelete