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    First ofd the year

    Pheasant chicks that is. Saw the first wild pheasant chicks in the garden this morning, a melanistic hen with half a dozen youngsters about five or six weeks old I would estimate. Should hopefully get a few more broods in now.

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Seen my one and only brood this year about a month ago on the Fort Augustus road.Hopefully they are getting a good start with the half decent weather.

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    Nice one mate, are you sure it was a melanistic

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    How'd they taste? Bet they make good Kabobs.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by tika.308 View Post
    Nice one mate, are you sure it was a melanistic
    I had to look closely at some of the young because in the sunlight their chests looked red just like a Robin

    The pheasants in my garden are the safest in the country, even the Pine Martens leave them alone

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    Three weeks ago we had a brood of pheasant chicks - the red kite took all six of them in 3 days! - So much for the kites only being carrion eaters!!

    ​Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
    Three weeks ago we had a brood of pheasant chicks - the red kite took all six of them in 3 days! - So much for the kites only being carrion eaters!!

    ​Ian
    That's the way nature woks Ian I'm afraid some you win and some you lose, this time the kite won.

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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