We had a new visitor to our garden – no, not Monster (that’s his shouty face).
A beautiful cock pheasant who arrives every day to look for food in our garden. Pheasants are not indigenous birds to Shetland and, although I see them around on my travels to Leradale (they were released from a nearby croft either by accident or design), they have never visited us. I have a feeling my neighbour also feeds this same bird. He is obviously doing the neighbourhood.
I am intrigued by him. I always want to watch and even tame him down a bit.
But he is very difficult to photograph!
I took these from my kitchen – note-to-self, I must clean the window.
I am not sure how OH feels about this beautiful bird scratching up his garden. I don’t care. Animals over garden every time unless it is a certain cat doing his business in the potatoes – that’s a different discussion.
So I crept outside with my big camera to see if I could get better photos.
And he immediately ran away.
And then flew away. I will keep trying, though.