Musings of life in an area of chalk downland with its abundance of wildlife but only a few miles from London.
Friday, 22 May 2009
Grumpy Female Pheasant
Oh dear, it seems friendly female pheasant is getting fed up with the amorous advances of friendly (or should I say over-friendly) male pheasant.
Yesterday female phes. flew up into the cob nut tree proclaiming that she 'had a headache' and wasn't coming down for at least an hour. This left confused male phes. gazing longingly up at her (he doesn't'do' trees).
I don't blame her really as he is always chasing her around, dropping a wing to show her how handsome he is . He never leaves her side whether she is pecking around the garden or going for a wonder round the field. He is always there making advances.
He is a very handsome bird but sometimes a female just wants to get on with life and if she isn't allowed to do so she will go into a huff.
I have lived with my husband in the chalk downland valley of Biggin Hill for over 30 years. I have three children that have all grown up playing in the fields and woods around us and now I have a grandson who I can also share this special place with. I love all animals and wildlife. While living here I have kept chickens, cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, a stray guinea fowl and a stray muscovey duck but now I just have my grandson's guinea pig, numerous fish and visiting wildlife. I am a livestock volunteer with the Downlands Project that works on conserving important areas of chalk downland and other countryside management tasks in and around north east Surrey. Besides wildlife my biggest interest is anything to do with horses. I love getting comments on my posts as it makes it much more interesting and enjoyable hearing what others have to say and I will always try to post a reply.