1059 AD – This group embraces the well-known P. colchicus, or common English pheasant so- called, and the superb P. shawi from eastern Turkestan. The English pheasant was naturalized in Great Britain before the Norman Conquest, the earliest record being in the year 1059, when it was mentioned in a bill of fare now preserved in the British Museum. It was probably introduced by the Roman conquerors, who also brought the fallow-deer to Britain. This picture was taken with a Canon EOS 30D


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  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Rick glad you like it.

    – Paul Adkin

  • Carol2
    Carol2over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Paul!!

  • Thank you very much Carol

    – Paul Adkin

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Man Paul, this is on my gotta do this summer, catching an image of a Pheasant! This is so stunning of a capture, youll be a hard act to follow!

    What a beauty!

  • Thank you so very much for a great comment my friend they are such beautiful birds.

    – Paul Adkin

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Magnificent shot of this wonderfully colorful bird!

  • Thank you Pamela it is lovely to hear you comments again I have mist them.

    – Paul Adkin

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Paul .. good detail and colour…………….

  • Thank you for such a great comment Richard.

    – Paul Adkin

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so very much sally.

    – Paul Adkin

  • Alexandra Wise-Brogna
    Alexandra Wise...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you for the lovely comment.

    – Paul Adkin

  • AudGirv
    AudGirvover 4 years ago

    great shot congrats on your feature

  • Thank you very much

    – Paul Adkin

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Paul, the colours are superb. Thanks also for the history – didn’t know that, always thought they were a natural species to UK.

  • Bob you were not the only one I did as well. Thank you for the great comment. The Feature was a surprise.

    – Paul Adkin

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    ps Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks Bob.

    – Paul Adkin

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