Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Return of an Old Friend's Descendant....

Quite a few years ago we had a pheasant that visited us on a regular basis. We named him Philip....that sounds about right doesn't it! We always knew it was Philip because Philip had a limp. He was our buddy and was quite a territorial bird. No other pheasant could stake a claim on our property with Philip around. Even WE couldn't pass through a certain place on our property without being escorted OUT!!! But while feeding at our feeders he was a bit more gracious. Yesterday, when I looked out my window I saw what was probably one of Philip's descendants. This beautiful male was staking his claim on what was probably rightfully his! Now what to name him??????
Please excuse the photos...they were taken in a rush through a (not very clean) window!!!

8 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

Sir Philip the Second returns! Great post Eve..It is so nice to know that life contiues and brings us much joy.. thanks for sharing.

John Theberge said...

Very interesting photos of the pheasant. I've seen pheasants only a couple of times around here. They don't occur naturally in Maine. If they're spotted it's because they were released by a hunting club. I wish we would see more of them, they are a very colorful bird.

Owlman said...

I hope junior Philip is smarter than the guys I had my place ;-) Beautiful bird!

Little Phil, Phil junior?

Lynne said...

Pheasants are such pretty birds.

How about Philson?

Eve said...

Thanks everyone!
John ours also came from game bird releases. But they do quite well here and I have had quite a few females come to the feeder as well.

I think Philson wins the contest!! My daughter will love it because it rhymes with "Wilson" a character in my daughers favorite movie..."Cast Away". She can yell out the window...."Phillllllllllsonnnnnnn"!!!!

Mike said...

Interesting series. As John said previously, they're not a common site in our are, so it's a treat to your images.

For The People said...

Amazing.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow - great photos, Eve...I love the one of him stretching his wings. I want him to come visit me! Love the name...I can hear your daughter calling him now..."Philsonnnnnnn!!!!" :-)