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Old 01-01-2011, 03:42 PM
paul wheaton paul wheaton is offline
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Default about 20 china pheasants out my window

Happy new years! I thought that instead of one of my regular videos,
it would just be nice to show off some footage of pheasants. All of
this is taken from my window where my computer is.

There are about two dozen that cruise across the wheat stubble every
day. And, yes, a few deer too. Once in a long while, they come a
little closer and I take a picture or two. Or some video. Lookit me!
I'm a crappy nature photographer!

My friend, Jimmy Pardo, sent me this music a while back to use as
background in my videos. I think the song itself is quite nice. So,
this time I'm keeping my pie hole shut and letting the video focus on
the pheasants and the music.

I'm a few miles south of missoula, montana. So this is for all of
those folks that tell me "I wished I lived in missoula - or anywhere
in montana". This is my way of saying "neener neener, I live in
missoula and you don't" Smiley .

When I was a kid, I was taught that these are "china pheasants". If
there is a more appropriate name for them, I don't want to know.

as always, please forward to folks that might be interested in this
sort of thing.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:10 PM
blackpowderbill Male blackpowderbill is offline
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Default fast food

Man! you have all that fast food around and let it walk on by.
Having once been downwind of a plate of biscuits and squirrel gravy does not make you Daniel Boone. KD Williams
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:36 PM
Rimfire_Red Rimfire_Red is offline
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Originally Posted by blackpowderbill View Post
Man! you have all that fast food around and let it walk on by.
Yes, take advantage of it when you can! We had many (more than a hundred) around this fall, but again, due to the brutal winter that we are having the number we are seeing is WAY down. Found a healthy looking hen dead about 20 feet east of the house in early December before the weather really turned brutal. We have put corn out for them in the past, but will see 25-30 roosters and only a few hens. The "rudies" run the hens off the corn, but the hen numbers are the big influence on the spring hatch. We have found hundreds (literally) of dead ones under the snow in the spring after bad winters. Enjoy watching them (they are fun! - I feed birds and love to watch them), but they are really good eating so don't feel bad about dining on a few and giving the hens a better chance of surving the winter with less competition for food and shelter!
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:47 AM
tacmotusn tacmotusn is offline
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Actually there are several types of pheasants from china. This is one, but it is also known as a Ringneck Pheasant to further distinguish it. There is also a Golden Pheasant imported here to the USA that is from China. They are very easy to tell apart. There may be others here, I am not sure.
Nice video. They are excellent eating birds. I have to settle for Quail. Doves, and Turkeys here in Florida. Pheasants and grouse are a couple of reasons I miss my childhood home state further north. I don't miss the cold weather.
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