an Australian expatriate in France
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Pheasant in my rose garden
From my bathroom window, I glimpsed a pheasant in my rose garden.
I rushed downstairs with my camera, hoping to get closer to the bird. I had just enough time to obtain a poorly-focused closeup shot before Fitzroy scented the pheasant's presence, and chased him away.
In flight, a pheasant makes a strange sound, almost as if it had a motor. I can't imagine what kind of satisfaction a hunter obtains by firing at such a disoriented and defenseless creature.