Another Pheasant Alley Fun Day by VoluntaryRanger

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Another Pheasant Alley Fun Day by 

..with apologies to the Monkees…

I recently spent a happy hour at Leighton Moss RSPB reserve in Lancashire,NW England.
On the way onto the main reserve is a small screen through which you watch the bird feeders and the birds on them . The path to the screen passes some picnic benches and I call it Pheasant Alley because the cheeky beggars lurk to entrap unsuspecting picnickers.
They are quite tame and it’s not a problem of getting close so much as a problem of getting back far enough for a shot…this devil cock pheasant just kept following me as I tried to get him completely in frame. Such fun….hence the title.
The shot below shows all I could get before I manged to outrun him.
Sony Alpha 350 DSLR ,Tamron 18-70 lens.

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  • joak
    joakover 2 years ago

    is the a wee tribute tae davey jones frae the monkees..its a cracker!

  • It is mate..cheers. They were one of my fave groups when I was a lad.

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • torjoh
    torjohover 2 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Torfinn (still catching up on comments)

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    As I scratch myself & make Monkee noises over the title… I saw the thumbnail & title in my activity feed where Torfinn had favored this fellow, & I knew instantly who was responsible. All I can say is I’m A Believer.

  • Me too…btw,you know who’s Easter card just old softy. (still catching up on comments)

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks Larry

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillover 2 years ago

    Does Sir Elton know that this guy is using his glasses?? ;-D
    RIP Davey… :`-(
    >blows kisses<


  • I shall ask him when he pops in for a cuppa next week.. (still catching up on comments)

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot Jamie – the only song I know about pheasants is the ’ Pheasants pluckers ’ song !

  • Steady!!!! LOL (still catching up on comments)

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    Wow! That card made it in record time!! And yes, softy I am.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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