The Travels of Tug 44


Ring-Necked Pheasant






Ring-Necked Pheasants are of extreme interest for hunters, and the state pays farmers to raise them for release into the wild. This one is a male, the females are mostly dull brown.   high-res



Ring-Necked Pheasants eat mostly grain, seeds and bugs. When you see one run forward about 3 feet and then stop, another bug has been caught. Pheasants don't fly much, they prefer to run from people and predators, which they can do amazingly fast!   high-res



February 2017, I spotted this beautiful little guy walking down the street ... and as I approached, he turned sideways and posed for me. A few moments later, he stepped into the brush and even though he was only 10 feet from me, I could not see him at all. Their camouflage works really well in spite of their bright colors.   high-res



March 2017, Phil the Pheasant struts his stuff down a country road in Fort Edward. Is he beautiful, or what? :)   high-res

The Ring-Necked Pheasant, one of the prettiest birds out there.




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