Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
Long Live The King
by admin - 22:17 on 12 April 2011
Mr Pheasant's body was untouched this morning, but all that remained when I returned from GNoME HQ today was a few feathers. Matchgirl had been absent too (shoes don't buy themselves), so what had made a meal of Mr P's mortal remains is unknown. Romeo is a strong suspect although nothing can be proved.
But life goes on, especially in spring. This evening a new male was seen in the garden where two of Mr P's widows had earlier been feeding beneath the apple tree. One of them was of great interest to the newcomer, who pursued her with ardour and lots of spread tail feathers, but she seemed unimpressed.
No doubt he'll be back. However, the garden might not be a good place to raise a family – cats and pine martens make it a high-risk area for innocent pheasant chicks.
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