Silly pheasants, and beautiful crocuses.
So I'm cleaning last year's dead stalks off the garden proper and hear a horrible shriek right behind me... the pheasant male is out impressing the females.
Pic: Pheasant, running off.
Go in, get the camera, try to get a decent pic of him in his full glory, does he have to stay in the shady spots? His colors, in full sun, are gorgeous. But alas.
He was quite amusing, though.
Pic: Pheasant seeing rivals in the basement window. The windows to the basement are his level, and in bright sunshine he saw reflected rivals, which he kept trying to peck away at, all day Wednesday. I didn't see it, but a neighbor reported that he continued Thursday morning. Silly bird.
Other spring things: there's more crocuses now, and here's a white beauty.
Pic: Closed white crocus flowers. They've been in flower, but in this pic early morning kept them closed. Nice, against the sun.
Related entries: More spring pics (2006)