Monday 9 December 2013

A pheasant for Christmas

No, no, I don't mean as the main course of the Christmas dinner! I meant as a decoration for the Christmas tree. This picture was taken last year at my parents' place and it is of one of the birds decorations we have in the Christmas tree there. We have a whole lot: partridges, robins, blue jays, among other birds. And pheasants. Like this one. I think it is a pheasant anyway, I might be wrong. If there are amateur ornithologist among you, or even specialists, please do not hesitate to correct me. I thought about blogging about it because, until in relatively recent years, I had never seen a live pheasant. Now I notice them on my commute, by the train station. In the wild, no less. But for years, the only ones I had seen were in the branches of our Christmas tree.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

On our tree we have a white ceramic dove and a glass peacock with a real peacock feather tail. No pheasants -- yet!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

pheasants are such beautiful birds. it makes sense to cover a xmas tree in birds!

Guillaume said...

@Debra-That must be a cool decoration. Hope you upload pictures.
@Jaz-They are beautiful. We have loads of birds to decorate the tree in Chicoutimi. And other animals too, it is a bit of a menagerie.