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The Golden Pheasant

AlexandraSD > AlexandraSD Blog > The Golden Pheasant
27/01/2013 - 10:15 PM

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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 Grin 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 =)


Gary66  2158 forum posts England
28 Jan 2013 - 8:40 AM

Like it, actually didn't know you could upload videos in blogs.

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28 Jan 2013 - 12:53 PM

Great to see one of these rare birds. Seems a hazard to forage here.

AlexandraSD Plus Member 3466 forum postsAlexandraSD vcard United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 - 9:40 PM

Hi Gary, you can also add video's to comments, see the youtube icon next to those smileys? ta'daaaaah Grin

Seems they forage often here, seen a few images of these birds in the exact same spot, i know their habitat is confined to just a few acres but roadsides are good places to see wildlife, its where deer usually hang out at dawn and dusk, as well as the green woodpeckers, but to see this bird was a good find, so exotic looking, im itching to capture them in a nicer way Smile

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