A day most fowl… as well as foul.

 

It started out well enough, with a sighting of a beloved yet rarely seen visitor.

 

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This time he was across the street, walking along the edge of our neighbor’s farm.

 

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He’s a beautiful ring necked pheasant we named Phineas.

 

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They’re not native to Maine and can’t survive the winters, but a man up the road raises them and occasionally one or two will break free. Last year, Phineas brought his woman to our backyard. She was looking for a nesting site… but we never did see any chicks.

Later on in the day….

Saturday, May frickin‘ 9th?

 

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We had ducks.

And snow.

 

 

This is the first time we’ve ever had mallards.

 

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Sadly….it isn’t the first time we’ve had snow in May.

 

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The ducks stayed quite a while, raiding the droppings from the bird feeders and the leftover deer grain.

 

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And then a friend joined them.

 

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A fowl day for sure.

 

 

13 thoughts on “A day most fowl… as well as foul.”

  1. Your so lucky! All kinds of fowl things around your yard. This morning I woke up to another damned Mockingbird imitating a car alarm!! And nasty ass doves pooping all over the walkway in my back yard. I hate them so much!

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  2. I think pheasants can live in very cold places … where I was raised high up in a huge valley along the Great Divide in Colorado, they took to the fields and thrived even with -50 winters and howling winds.

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