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The Golden Pheasant27/01/2013 - 10:15 PM
Today i spent a few magical moments filming a Golden Pheasant in Wolferton, West Norfolk.
It was very late in the day to be going out with the camera, but after the snow has thawed i decided it would be nice to get out, and i headed to Wolferton, one of my local spots.
Anyway, there i was driving along happily, when a splash of bright yellow caught my eye in the vegetation by the roadside, well, thats either a parrot or a Golden Pheasant. It wasn't a parrot but i already knew that before i got a good glimpse of him.
They are pretty rare in the UK, only found in a few places, and one of those is here, and despite their garish plumage they are notoriously difficult to see, it is the first time i have seen one, and i regularly pass through that area.
I managed to grab a few snaps but the light was terrible, it was way gone half 3, so i set the camera on program mode for the images, and also filmed him in HD.
He vanished after a few moments, so i drove off, captured a few snaps of a barn owl, and returned to find the pheasant feeding on the road, bold as brass, this time getting better footage of him.
The images are not worth showing, so i won't, but i do intend to try capture the thing in much better light in the not too distant future =)