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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Love is in The Air

The ring necked pheasant male is trilling and squawking from his vantage point, looking for love in the yard.  When he spots a female, he squawks and fluffs his feathers to attract her attention. 

"Hey, look at me.  Ain't I fine?  Choose me, choose me."

Love is in the air.  Or is it just nature and need?

Whatever it is, it's loud and colourful and urgent. 

Photos and words are copyright carol Steel.


Crafty Green Poet said...

pheasants are such loud and colourful birds! Lovely photos.

Carol Steel said...

Thanks. I had some help from the early morning sun on his feathers. The colours really stood out. He was working hard at attracting attention.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful.... Michelle

Carol Steel said...

Thank you Michelle.