fwmosher said:Great pic, great story! There are Pheasants here also, and I love them and they do make a racket, staking out their territory! I just pulled this pic from recent files, and I never noticed until just now, that this male Pheasant is "banded"?? Check the right leg. I wonder if it escaped? We have a lot of Pheasants here, and you frequently see a hen going with a bunch of young behind her. I am certain none of those are "banded". Interesting! Again, great pic!!