A male pheasant was stalking up the far side of the neighbours paddock this morning, so I grabbed my camera, more in hope than in anger – but you only get one chance.  The minute he spotted me he was off!  When I looked at this photo I noticed that it was probably the blackbird who startled him first – and I also noticed he’d left behind one of his feathers in the long grass.  I had my zoom on full extension for this so I’m lucky the only shot I was able to get was at least in focus.

pheasant 001and here’s a puzzle for you – see if you can spot the blackbird and the feather 🙂