Pheasant at Sheriffmuir (30th April 2013)

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After cycling in high winds and intermittent showers on my old bike, today couldn’t have been more different with clear blue skies and riding the Cyclomatic (electric bike). I decided to literally ‘head for the hills’ and take a ride up to Sheriffmuir, I was hoping to film either a Buzzard or Red Kite.

I did see a piar of Buzzards very briefly but they were too far too get a good shot of them. But I did manage to film a Pheasant, it was in the field in front of Cocksburn Reservoir where some local fishermen were taking the opportunity to do some fishing.

Characteristics

A large, long-tailed gamebird. Males have rich chestnut, golden-brown and black markings on body and tail, with a dark green head and red face wattling. Females are mottled with paler brown and black. They were introduced to the UK long ago and more recent introductions have brought in a variety of races and breeds for sport shooting.

Pheasant (male)

Pheasant - male
  • Colouring: Male
  • Size: bigger than mallard
  • Feather colours: brown, black, white, blue, red, orange, grey, cream/buff, green, pink/purple
  • Beak colours: brown/buff, yellow, white
  • Beak length: short
  • Beak thickness: short
  • Beak shape: short
  • Leg colour: black/grey, brown
  • Behaviour: part of flock, on ground, bird walks/runs on the ground

 

Pheasant (female)

Pheasant - female
  • Colouring: Female
  • Size: bigger than mallard
  • Feather colours: brown, white, cream/buff
  • Beak colours: brown/buff, yellow, white
  • Beak length: short
  • Beak thickness: short
  • Beak shape: short
  • Leg colour: black/grey, brown
  • Behaviour: part of flock, on ground, bird walks/runs on the ground

 

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Author: RayDvD

I am an avid Film Fan and collect DvD's and Blu-rays, with over 1000 films in my Collection. I also like to cycle and am a huge gadget and tech fan. My other hobbies are computing, photography and multimedia. I am the creator and owner of RayDvD Productions, who make documentary films, images and graphics.

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