This male pheasant chick was just getting ready to roost up in a tree in the light of the evening sun.By doing this it is in comparative safety from foxes! This is a natural survival technique. Pheasants are experts in not being seen. They sit very tight in the grass or foliage waiting until the danger has passed, before running away.Pheasants would rather run than fly, even rutined hunting dogs have difficulties in getting a bird on the wing.I frequently experience pheasants rising almost from beside my feet when out walking in the woods.
Taken at the Moellerup Estate in Denmark with a nikon d700 and a 70-200mm lens with a 17mm tc