Whilst gardening today I got as close as I’ve ever been to a live pheasant.

She had come to eat up the over spill from the bird feeders and seemed almost oblivious to my presence.

For some of these photos, I was only a metre away from her, partially hidden by the bush in the foreground.
We assume she must have young to feed somewhere close by and that she may have visited us before.

With a bit of luck, she’ll come again!