I'd forgotten how much I enjoy bird photography. Did some more today while waiting for a sparrow hawk (that was a no show). The pheasants can make interesting subjects though. Especially with those crazy eyes! www.oliverwrightphotography.com
Pennsylvania State Bird | Ruffed Grouse
The ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) was designated the official state bird of Pennsylvania in 1931; one of 10 species of grouse native to North America.
Ring-necked Pheasant - Whatbird.com
Ring-necked Pheasant: This large chicken-like pheasant has a metallic-brown body, iridescent green head, white neck ring, red eye patch and wattles, and a long pointed tail. Female is pale brown overall with dark markings, has shorter tail and lacks wattle. Diet includes seeds and insects. Swift direct flight with strong wing beats. First introduced to California from Asia as a game bird in 1857.
This lovely guy gave me a single chance to make the shot through my passenger window today in Baskett Slough NWR in Polk County Oregon. Thanks!
Buff pheasant - Pheasants : Ringneck Pheasant
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