I had a few backyard visitors recently and this morning. First, our resident Ring-neck rooster. When I first moved into my home about 5 years ago, we were surrounded by pheasants. It was not out of the ordinary to see 2 to 3 roosters a day and a hen or two. A bout 3 years ago, a new home was built down the road and suddenly the pheasants were gone, except for this old, stubborn bird. I don't see him as often anymore, but he still shows up from time to time.
This morning while getting the coffee ready, I looked out the window and had a pleasant surprise. "Mama" and her little ones decided to have breakfast in the backyard. At first they were too close to the house to risk opening the back door, so I had to work the 300mm lens between the deck railing.
The first picture was photo shopped. No pheasants in PA. Just kidding. Nice pictures.
If I had gotten a picture of what I saw last summer, you would really think I was photoshopping! I had a covey of Bob-white quail haning around the house for a few weeks. Unfortunately, I think they all fell victim to the neighborhood outdoor cats
Last Friday I had the rooster and a hen (Finally!) run across the road in front of me as I was leaving for work.